UPDATE: Driver Charged After Hitting Cyclist in LaSalle

am800-news-cyclist-lasalle-crash-todd-lane-may-7-2021

Alcohol was a factor in a crash that sent a cyclist to hospital with serious injuries in LaSalle.

LaSalle Police Service says a cyclist was struck by a car turning from Todd Lane onto Canada Street around 4:30 p.m. Friday.

The Technical Collision Investigation and Forensic Units reconstructed the scene well into the evening, according to police.

Witnesses tell police the cyclist turned to avoid the collision but was still hit by red Chevy Cruze — a 59-year-old man from LaSalle was knocked from his bike and pinned under the front of the car.

An 82-year-old man from LaSalle has been charged with careless driving causing bodily harm and was issued a three-day licence suspension for having more than 50 mgs of alcohol per 100 ml of blood.

Police say the status of the victim is unknown, but his injuries were not life threatening.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers anonymously.