There were two collisions in two hours along Gordon Street in Guelph – a road police are focusing on because of a high number of crashes.

The first collision was at 4:25 p.m. at Gordon Street and Arkell Road in the south end. Police say a Nissan Sentra was travelling north on Gordon in the passing lane. The light turned from green to red and police allege the 31-year-old female driver accelerated and entered the intersection.

The Nissan hit the front passenger side of a 2008 Ford Escape, being driven by a 38-year-old woman, that was turning left from southbound Gordon Street to eastbound Arkell Road.

Both drivers suffered minor injuries.

Cyclist charged

Then at 6 p.m., a 20-year-old man who was cycling northbound across College Avenue within the crosswalk. He was hit by a 2000 Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by a 21-year-old man who was turning onto College Avenue.  

The truck driver was not hurt.

The cyclist was taken to Guelph General Hospital with a minor arm and head injury.

The cyclist in this case was charged with riding within a crosswalk.

Guelph Police are monitoring Gordon Street from the downtown core to the south end as part of Project Corridor. This year, there have been more than 150 collisions along that stretch of road with more than 45 of those collisions resulting in personal injuries.