Sunday, August 16, 2009


Two cyclists hurt in hit-and-run

The Ottawa Citizen August 16, 2009

OTTAWA — A hit-and-run 20 kilometres north of Gatineau sent two male cyclists to hospital early Sunday morning.

According to MRC des Collines de l'Outaouais police, two Gatineau males, aged 19 and 21, were struck by a red vehicle, possibly a Hyundai Accent, at the intersection of Highways 366 and 307 at 1:20 a.m. Sunday.

The 21-year-old suffered two broken ribs and the 19-year-old is being treated for a broken leg and finger. Neither cyclist’s injuries are life-threatening, said police.
The two cyclists had been on their way to visit a friend, said police.

Ah, Ottawa. You got a real problem, don't you? Better hand out some more tickets to cyclists, eh?
Five cyclists injured in hit & run

I got an idea. How about a zero tolerance policy?
You hit a cyclist or pedestrian you lose your license.
Forever. Period.


Anonymous said...

I wouldn't go so far as to yank someone's license for one accident - humans are fallible creatures and error is inevitable - but hit and run? That's different. There should be a zero tolerance on that!

Tino said...