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Cyclist suffers life-threatening injuries after struck by vehicle in Welland

Police say the 83-year-old pulled out in front of the vehicle who swerved to try avoiding him
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On Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2021, at approximately 6:40 p.m, 3 District (Welland) uniform officers attended the area of East Main Street and McAlpine Avenue S, in the City of Welland, for a report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle.

Investigation revealed that an 83-year-old male was on a bicycle travelling southbound on East Main Street. Subsequently, a 42-year-old male was operating a white Toyota Corolla southbound on East Main Street when the cyclist pulled in front of the vehicle. As a result, the vehicle swerved to avoid contact with the cyclist causing the vehicle to collide into a wall.

The cyclist was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. The driver did not sustain any physical injuries.

The investigation remains on going by detectives with the Collision Reconstruction Unit with the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS).

Anyone who may have been in the area or anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 905-688-4111, ext. 1009265.