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Driver fined after hitting Quebec cyclist in bike lane

05/11/2015 02:52 EDT | Updated 05/11/2016 05:59 EDT
A driver was charged after striking a cyclist in Chelsea, Que., who was riding in bike lane.

MRC des Collines police said the 46-year-old cyclist suffered serious injuries when he was struck at 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

The driver of a grey Hyundai exited Highway 5 northbound on to Scott Road, but did not see the cyclist.

The driver then struck the cyclist, who was riding in the bike lane, at a high speed. The cyclist's head then smashed against the car's windshield, police said.

The injuries were not life-threatening because the cyclist was wearing a helmet, which was split in two by the impact.

The driver received a ticket for failing to give way to the cyclist.

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