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Cyclist charged in relation to fatal pedestrian collision in southwest Calgary

Calgary police have charged a cyclist in the death of a 75-year-old pedestrian who was hit by a bicycle in July 2018. File/Global News

A Calgary cyclist is facing charges after striking an elderly pedestrian in an intersection in southwest Calgary in July.

A 75-year-old man was crossing the street in a marked crosswalk at the intersection of Richmond Road and Crowchild Trail S.W. at about 12:45 p.m. on July 16, 2018, when he was struck by a cyclist.

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Police determined the cyclist, travelling north on Richmond Road, didn’t stop at the red light.

The pedestrian was rushed to hospital with serious injuries, where he died three days later.

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Paul Joseph MacNeil, 24, of Calgary has been charged with failing to stop at a red light. He is scheduled to appear in court on March 1.

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