Montreal

Cyclist dies after swerving to avoid a pedestrian in Île Bizard

A 72-year-old cyclist died Sunday evening, after swerving to avoid a pedestrian in Île Bizard. 

Montreal police are treating the case as an accident

Montreal police pronounced the 72-year-old cyclist dead at the scene. (Stéphane Grégoire/Radio-Canada)

A 72-year-old cyclist died in Île Bizard on Sunday evening after swerving to avoid a pedestrian and crashing his bike. 

Montreal police said the cyclist was wearing a helmet but was found unconscious and declared dead at the scene. 

The incident happened around 6 p.m. as the man was riding along the Chemin du Bord-du-Lac near the intersection of Terrasse Pagé.

The 21-year-old pedestrian was not injured but was treated for shock. 

Montreal police are treating the incident as an accident and the file has been transferred to the coroner's office. 

In 2019, there were no cycling deaths in the city.

With files from Radio-Canada

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