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Cyclist dead after hit by truck in Leslieville

Last Updated May 17, 2018 at 3:55 pm EDT

Emergency crews at the scene after a cyclist was struck by a vehicle at Jones Avenue and Dundas Street on May 16, 2018. CITYNEWS/Mehrdad Nazarahari

A cyclist has died after he was hit by a truck in Leslieville.

The collision happened at the intersection of Jones Avenue and Dundas Street, near Queen Street East, around 8 a.m. on Wednesday.

Police say both the cyclist and the driver of the truck were traveling westbound on Dundas St. when the truck made a right-hand turn onto Jones Avenue and struck the cyclist. The cyclist was in a dedicated bike lane.

The victim, a man in his early 50s, was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries but has since died.

Police say the vehicle remained at the scene.

This is the third incident in less than 24 hours involving a cyclist being hit by vehicles.

Around 1 a.m. on Wednesday, a coach bus was turning right from Queen onto southbound Jarvis Street when the driver hit the male cyclist. The man, who is believed to be in his late 20s or early 30s, received minor injuries in the crash.

On Tuesday afternoon, a cyclist was seriously injured after being struck by car on Colborne Lodge Drive near Lake Shore Boulevard West.

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I hope he gets charged for murder. People in this city are completely clueless when it comes to a cyclists right of way. This will send a message to other drivers to LOOK in your review before making a right turn. I hope he lives with the guilt for his stupid actions for the rest of his living days before going to hell.

May 17, 2018 at 9:09 am

@;djfjue0oupofg0ru4w: A cyclist does not have the right of way when passing a vehicle turning right on the right hand side unless they are in a bike lane (in which case the driver should make sure there are no bikes going by). Cyclists should only pass vehicles turning right on the left side. The problem is too many people are ignorant like you and think the cyclist always has the right of way……

May 17, 2018 at 10:32 am