Cyclist struck by vehicle in Polo Park area


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This article was published 26/05/2010 (4516 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.



WINNIPEG – A female cyclist was taken to hospital Wednesday afternoon after being hit by a car taking the ramp off Portage Avenue onto southbound Route 90.

Ken McLaughlin was walking his dog just after noon when he saw the collision. He said the cyclist was wearing headphones as she turned off of westbound Portage Avenue, and cut in front of the vehicle.

“She [had] flown about a good 12 feet up in the air,” said McLaughlin. “Spiraled around, boom, landed right on her head.”

The vehicle’s windshield was visibly damaged by the impact.

“(The cyclist) got a nasty laceration on her head,” said McLaughlin. “Her head’s cut right open, something’s wrong with her right arm.”

McLaughlin said the woman was conscious and communicating with emergency personnel before being taken away by ambulance.

The area was closed to traffic while police cleared the scene.

Winnipeg Police said the woman was taken to hospital in serious condition but she has since been upgraded to stable.

“She seems to be improving health-wise. Our investigation is continuing. I’m not aware of any charges having been laid at this point,” said Const. Jason Michalyshen.


Updated on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 4:07 PM CDT: corrects typo

Updated on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 4:32 PM CDT: Adds information from police.

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