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Quebec cyclist Louis Garneau injured in bike accident, says helmet saved his life

Garneau suffered concussion, punctured lung, but is now on the mend

Posted: July 22, 2018
Last Updated: July 22, 2018

Cyclist and entrepreneur Louis Garneau posted updates to Facebook from the hospital after he was seriously injured in a bike accident. (Louis Garneau/Facebook)

The famous Quebec cyclist and entrepreneur, Louis Garneau, was seriously injured in a bike accident Saturday morning. 

Garneau, 59, is suffering from a concussion and a punctured lung, but said he's now recovering.

He is being treated at l'Enfant-J├ęsus hospital in Quebec City.

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Garneau posted a picture of himself on social media wearing white bandages on his forehead and sporting an oxygen mask.

"I crashed on the side of my helmet and my helmet saved my life," he told Radio-Canada.

Garneau was riding with a group when one of his wheels and the wheel of another cyclist came into contact, and he lost control. 

"I learned, you know, I'm a very good cyclist, and I can make mistakes. So I will take care ... the next ride," he said.

Garneau is the founder of a successful eponymous cycling gear company that sells helmets, bikes and apparel.