A 73-year-old man was struck by a vehicle at about 10:45 Saturday morning in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
The man was crossing Niagara Stone Road on a bicycle when he was struck. Police said he suffered “minor injuries” and was taken to hospital for “precautionary assessment.”
The 95-year-old male driver of the vehicle was charged for making an unsafe turn, police said, in response to questions from The Lake Report. Police would not release the name of the driver, as he was “charged under the Highway Traffic Act and not the Criminal Code of Canada.”
In an email obtained by The Lake Report, NOTL town councillor Wendy Cheropita said victim's name is Terry and he lives on Kirby Street in NOTL. She said he has injuries and was scheduled for surgery Saturday night.
“He is has injuries and I understand he is going to have surgery tonight. The driver of the car that hit him went through a red light,” Cheropita wrote on Saturday.
NOTL resident Kirby Davis emailed The Lake Report shortly after the incident to express concerns about the speed limit on the road.
“It appears (the victim) will be okay, but I am angered at the speed limit within old town and from basically from where the Old Winery restaurant is to Virgil is 70km/h. There is no need to have the speed limit at 70. I have witnessed too many cars fly through the intersection with no regards to the speed or signals of the traffic lights,” Davis wrote.
“Quite frankly I am surprised we have not seen more accidents at this intersection. This needs to be addressed and now before there is another accident and possible death.”