Woman struck by cyclist 'expected to live'
Curtis Rush, Police Reporter
The 56-year-old woman who was struck by a cyclist at a Toronto intersection on Tuesday remains in hospital but is now out of grave danger, police say.
Const. Hugh Smith of Traffic Services said the woman has “been stabilized” in hospital after suffering what were initially described as life-threatening head injuries in the collision.
“She is expected to live,” Smith said.
The unidentified woman was knocked backwards and struck her head on the pavement after a cyclist plowed through a pedestrian intersection at Huron St. and Dundas St. W. on Tuesday at about 11 a.m.
Pedestrians were cleared by the traffic lights to cross the intersection, police say. The woman who was struck was walking eastbound.
The cyclist was going south on Huron St. and was attempting to enter a one-way street going the wrong way, police said, before knocking over the pedestrian.
Two other pedestrians weren’t hurt.
The 49-year-old cyclist, who was not injured, was fined $400 for careless driving under the Highway Traffic Act.
His identity has not been revealed.