A cyclist hit the pavement hard on Saturday afternoon when he was struck by a vehicle in downtown Ottawa. A dash-cam in a nearby vehicle caught the incident and as of Monday the video has almost 900,000 views on YouTube.
The cyclist recklessly rode through a red light on Laurier and was struck mid-intersection by a vehicle traveling south on Lyon that had a green light. The cyclist miraculously walked away with no serious injuries despite the collision sending his bike flying. When police arrived on the scene his condition was assessed before he was ticketed for running the red light on his bike.
The video was posted by Nick Fleury who says the dash cam was only installed a few hours before capturing the incident. “This afternoon an Ottawa cyclist ran a red light and was struck by a car. This was my first day with a dash cam. I recorded for less than two hours before witnessing this and the footage will be very helpful for the family in the vehicle.”
According to Radio Canada, the couple called the police who arrived quickly to the scene and immediately evaluated the cyclists condition. He was uninjured and the vehicle was undamaged. The Ottawa police said they lay charges against the cyclist who rode through the red light.