Cyclist charged after collision with LRT in Kitchener –

Cyclist charged after collision with LRT in Kitchener -
Cyclist charged after crash between LRT, bicycle
A cyclist has been charged with careless driving after a collision with an LRT train earlier this month.

The 62-year-old man from Kitchener was riding his bike on Ottawa Street S. near Charles Street E. when he turned in front of the train, according to the Waterloo Regional Police Service.

This was the first collision involving an Ion train that resulted in injuries since light rail transit service started on June 21. It was the second collision involving a light rail vehicle and a cyclist, according to the Region of Waterloo.

The man was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Ottawa Street was closed for more than two hours while investigators were on scene.

On Nov. 8, just before 12:30 p.m., a 62-year-old male cyclist from Kitchener was struck by a train on Ottawa Street South near Charles Street East.

There have been multiple collisions between vehicles and LRT trains since the service launched June 21.

KITCHENER — Police have charged a cyclist with careless driving following a collision with an Ion train earlier this month.

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Emergency crews responded after noon to a crash between an LRT and a bicycle. (Nicole Lampa / CTV Kitchener)

KITCHENER – Police have laid charges against a cyclist after a crash involving an LRT vehicle in Kitchener earlier this month.

The crash happened on Nov. 8 near the intersection of Ottawa Street South and Courtland Avenue East.

Police say the cyclist turned in front of the train and was hit. He was sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.