A 42-year-old cyclist suffered serious head injuries when he hit a vehicle as he was coming down the Aqueduct coast in the Saint-Sauveur neighborhood of Quebec City on Thursday night.
At first glance, it would be a sad accident, according to the police, since the driver of the automobile, which was traveling south on the rue de l'Aqueduct, would never have seen the cyclist while trying to 'engage on Arago Street West, blocking the way to the latter.
The victim was not wearing a helmet and his bike was not equipped with reflectors. The man suffered a major trauma to the head, according to paramedics. He was conscious, but confused when he was transported to the hospital. His life would be out of danger, says the police.
Under the force of the impact, a window and mirror of the vehicle shattered.
"We invite cyclists to equip themselves with safety and visibility equipment to avoid accidents," said David Poitras, spokesperson for the Quebec City Police Service (SPVQ).