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Cyclist struck and killed in Markham

Last Updated Jun 13, 2018 at 11:15 am EDT

A York Regional Police badge is shown in a 2014 file photo. CITYNEWS

A 47-year-old cyclist has died after being struck by a vehicle in Markham.

It happened around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on Elgin Mills Road, between Kennedy and McCowan.

The cyclist, who is from Markham, was riding his bike eastbound on Elgin Mills when he was struck by a vehicle travelling in the same direction

York Region police say the man was in critical condition when they arrived and later pronounced dead in hospital.

The driver remained at the scene.

Police are asking witnesses to come forward.

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That area is country road. The idiot driver was probably speeding to get home to ‘dinner’. 6 pm is bright and clear, should be no problem to see pedestrians, cyclists. No excuse for this.

June 13, 2018 at 8:36 am

@Johnny Storm:
Unless pethaps the cyclist was at fault.
Also, not enough common sense and too much entitlement out there as to which high speed routes should be avoided at rush hour . As a cyclist myself, I am always wary about that.

June 13, 2018 at 8:46 am