Xavier Morgan's family happy with changes made along Martin Goodman Trail

Xavier Morgan

The grandfather of five-year-old Xavier Morgan, who was struck and killed by a vehicle while riding his bike on the Martin Goodman Trail says he is ‘grateful’ that that city is working to improve the safety in the area.

Scott Morgan was riding along the trail with Xavier on May 24 when the boy suddenly fell off his bike and was hit by an eastbound vehicle on Lake Shore Boulevard.

He was rushed to hospital, but died of his injuries later.

Mayor John Tory called for a review of all trails in the aftermath and the city has placed temporary barriers separating pedestrians from vehicles along that stretch of Lake Shore Boulevard.

A memorial bike ride was held for Xavier Saturday and attended by dozens of riders. 

Scott Morgan was there and told CP24 he applauded the changes, which he said would have saved his grandsons life had they been implemented earlier.

"It’s so close to the road. Even though he was an experienced rider, he just got caught by the wind," he said. "If we had barriers, it would have saved him."

Following the ride, a small white ghost bike was placed near the trail to mark the spot where Xavier Morgan lost his life.

With files from CP24