b|m By: b|m

Cyclist down

On my way to work late this morning a cyclist was injured along King St W. By the time I got there the police, paramedics and fire fighters had already arrived. From what people were saying on the street it seems this poor cyclist was the victim of a hit and run.

 

I rode a bike for the first time this summer in downtown Toronto. King Street was, and still is, scary to ride down. Streetcars blowing past you, pedestrians crossing without looking, cab doors swinging open.

 

I feel for this guy.

  • Jon . 8y

    Oh geez. This is a sad sight. I feel for cyclists because I used to ride my bike all the time in Mississauga. People just have no idea how to share the road with bicyclists. Bike lanes are a start, but it's not enough to protect them.

    How can someone get away with a hit & run in the middle of downtown? It's not like traffic moves very fast.
  • b|m 8y

    @Jonathan:
    > How can someone get away with a hit & run in the middle of
    > downtown? It's not like traffic moves very fast.

    I was thinking the same thing. Mind you it was a bit later in the day (around noon).
  • Joe (BikingToronto) 8y

    Let's all be safe out there... I've added this photo as a Photo of the Day on BikingToronto.com. :)

    The BikingToronto Group might be your cup of joe, too.
  • elkue 8y

    This is a really strong image. Tasteful in that you can't quite make out the blood, but you know it's there. Such pain at the hands of motorists.
  • b|m 8y

    Tx for the comment liam! I definitely didn't want to get right into the scene. However, I still wanted to capture a shot of it as a reminder/warning for all the cyclists out there. I'm glad it came across that way to you.
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