Leamington cyclist suffers life-threatening injuries in crash
A 56-year-old Leamington man was taken to hospital with serious life-threatening injuries after a crash on Thursday night.
Provincial police in Leamington responded the crash at the intersection of Erie Street North and Hazelton Street at approximately 8:45 p.m.
The cyclist was travelling northbound on the west sidewalk on Erie Street North, while a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado was travelling westbound from Foundry Street, across Erie Street North and onto Hazelton Street.
Police say witnesses saw the cyclist, who allegedly exhibited signs of impairment, pulled out into the path of the slowly crossing pickup truck. He apparently lost control, causing him to fall off of his bike and strike his head on a metal sewer plate. He was not wearing a helmet.
The cyclist was taken to Leamington District Memorial Hospital and then later transferred to Victoria Hospital in London. The driver of the pickup truck, a 26-year-old Leamington man, was not injured.
The investigation remains ongoing.