Funeral held for teen cyclist
A funeral was held Friday for a 16-year-old who was struck and killed while cycling in Ottawa's west end.
Robin Freeman was remembered Friday at a service at Arlington Woods Free Methodist Church in Nepean.
He had been cycling on Carling Avenue near Woodroffe Avenue around 10:30 p.m. Sunday when a motorcycle crashed into him.
Paramedics tried to resuscitate Freeman but he was pronounced dead in hospital.
Police said the motorcycle was travelling at a high speed at the time of the crash.
The motorcycle driver, 26-year-old Kyle Ferguson, suffered a head injury in the crash and is in serious but stable condition in hospital. His 19-year-old passenger was also taken to hospital before she was released Monday.
Police said Freeman, a Grade 10 student at Sir Guy Carleton Secondary School, was not wearing a helmet at the time, and was not using a crosswalk when he made his way across the busy street.
Freeman's death came a day after a Quebec man was killed cycling in the Laurentians and two days after three cyclists were killed and another three were injured in a highway accident east of Montreal.