WATCH ABOVE: A cyclist was killed after colliding head on with another cyclist on the Jacques-Cartier bridge bike path. Global’s Kelly Greig reports.
MONTREAL – A cyclist was killed after colliding head on with another cyclist on the Jacques-Cartier bridge bike path early Monday morning.
“The two bicycles collided together they were in opposite directions,” said Christine Coulomb with the Sûreté du Québec.
The victim, a 55-year-old man, was declared dead on the scene.
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The other cyclist, a 25-year-old woman, is in hospital with minor injuries.
The ramp where the accident happened is just off the bridge, where cyclist enter the downtown core.
Neither cyclist was wearing a helmet when they collided.
“I’m not sure it would have made a difference. If speed is involved at some point a helmet cannot do everything,” said Marc Jolicoeur with Vélo-Québec.
“You need to be careful, you need to slow down when you’re on a bridge where there’s such a ramp down and you can get a lot of speed so it might not have done any difference.”
The bike path was closed early Monday morning, but traffic is back to normal.
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