Cyclist hit by vehicle receives ticket for failure to wear helmet

Sarnia Police have charged a 16-year-old male cyclist who is alleged to have exited a private drive and attempted to cross East Street south of London Road on Oct. 4 before being struck by a car being operated by an 18-year-old man.

The cyclist was transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He was later given a Provincial Offence Notice for not wearing a helmet.

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  • Donanne Avery

    This is something that terrifies me when I am in Sarnia at dusk and after dark…young people, dressed in black, zigzag down the street, in and out of driveways…I make sure I get to the 402 to get home as safe as possible..these young people think they are invincible. Wish there was some way to safe guard drivers and riders. Their lights are very difficult to see as well..we used to have big ones that were run of generators on the back wheel..why did they change?

  • Sylvia Freeman

    Am sorry this young person was hurt, but glad that he was charged with not wearing a helmet. Another “law” should be that all bikes are equipment with reflectors of some sort – too often it is impossible to see them at night on the roads until last minute.