Wife of cyclist struck on O'Connor thanks those who stopped to help

The wife of the cyclist hit by a car on O'Connor Street earlier this week is thanking the people who stopped to help her husband.

The crash took place Tuesday, not long after the bike lanes were officially opened.

In a message posted on Councillor David Chernushenko's website, the woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, says they are touched by the amazing kindness and generosity they showed to a stranger in need.

"I suppose we are not really strangers, as I feel a certain camaraderie with other cyclists, knowing the potential dangers that can exist on even a daily commute," she says. "We all have to look out for each other -- pedestrians, cyclists and drivers. This is our community."

The woman says her husband is at home and is recovering, adding they'd like to return an orange jacket that was left behind that day.

If you are the owner of the jacket, or know the owner, you can email info@capitalward.ca or call Councillor Chernushenko's office at 613-580-2487.

A 71-year-old woman was charged with failing to yield to traffic in connection with the Tuesday crash.