Cyclist, 17, critically injured in collision on Hwy 2
DURHAM – A 17-year-old Clarington cyclist is in a critical condition at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center in Toronto, following a collision on Tuesday night with a pickup truck on Highway 2
The collision occurred at about 7:51 p.m. between Courtice and Hancock Roads in Clarington. A red GMC pickup truck, driven by a 42-year-old Clarington man, was eastbound on Highway 2, in the curb lane, when it struck the cyclist.
The cyclist was taken to Oshawa General Hospital with serious head injuries and later transferred to Sunnybrook, where he remains in a critical condition. The driver of the GMC pickup was uninjured and remained at the scene of the accident.
The roadway was temporarily closed while police collected evidence in the ongoing investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call D/Cst. Darrin MacDuff of the Traffic Services Branch at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5267. Anonymous information can be sent to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.