Cyclist fighting for life after colliding with CTrain Thursday

July 22, 2011 | By | Reply More

A cyclist is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after being struck by the CTrain Thursday afternoon near the intersection of 14 Ave. and 14 St. N.W.

Around 4:30 p.m. the Calgary Police Service responded to a report of an injury accident involving a cyclist and the LRT in the 1400 block of 14 street NW.

Police say the 29-year old male cyclist was southbound on the ramp from 14th Avenue to 14th Street N.W. The cyclist rode around the ‘train crossing arm’ and was clipped by the inbound C-Train as he crossed the tracks. The cyclist was knocked off his bicycle and came to rest 12 meters southeast of the area of impact.

The cyclist is currently listed in serious life-threatening condition, according to police.

The Calgary Police Service Traffic Section is investigating the incident and say that neither speed nor alcohol appear to be factors in the collision.

The 51-year old male driver of the C-Train was not injured.




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