Cycling accident in Saint-Sauveur: SPVQ calls for caution
A 42-year-old cyclist hit a car on Thursday night at the intersection of rue de l’Aqueduc and rue Arago Ouest in the Saint-Sauveur neighborhood of Quebec City. He had obvious injuries to his head, but his life would not be in danger.
P citizens everal reported the accident to the Service de police de la Ville de Québec (Quebec City Police Force), who was called to go to the scene at about 20 pm 15.
The vehicle was traveling south on rue de l’Aqueduc. The bike hit the car on Arago Street West to the left as it drove north on Aqueduc Street, police said.
The cyclist was not wearing a helmet and his bike was not equipped with reflectors. He would have lost consciousness, but woke up when the authorities arrived. He was transported to a hospital center.
In 2017, more than 11.3 million Canadians aged 12 and over reported riding a bicycle in the previous 12 months. Of these, 45.5% still wore a helmet, according to Statistics Canada figures.
In the same year, more men were riding unprotected: 42.6% of men reported wearing bicycle helmets, compared with 49.3% of women.
The SPVQ invites cyclists to equip themselves with safety and visibility equipment to avoid accidents.