A van driver has been charged by police after he knocked over a man on a bike last Tuesday. It was the third time a bike and vehicle have collided since the bike lanes opened only two weeks earlier.
The collision occured at the corner of Waverley and O’Connor streets at approximately 3:30pm EST. Luckily a cyclist going in the opposite direction was able to record the incident and posted it to YouTube.
The driver of the van was charged by police with failing to yield the right of way.
Another cyclist was knocked down in the bike lanes on the day they opened and another near the same spot on November 2nd.
Ottawa police did confirm the video posted to YouTube of Tuesday’s incident was authentic. The cyclist was examined at the scene but fortunately he didn’t need medical attention.