Ottawa driver faces 7 charges after cyclist struck
Man, 44, facing seven Criminal Code charges, cyclist remains in hospital
Ottawa police have charged the driver who struck and critically injured a cyclist on Carling Avenue Thursday.
The 44-year-old man from Ottawa is facing seven charges under the Criminal Code, including one count each of impaired driving and dangerous driving causing bodily harm after a cyclist suffered traumatic head injuries after being struck by a car.
The driver was arrested at the scene and taken into custody after the crash, which happened at about 2:15 p.m.
Police officers watched the cyclist get hit after the man had been seen by LCBO staff leaving a nearby strip mall and hit other parked cars.
The cyclist, Nathan Anderson, 31, was listed in critical condition as of 6 p.m. Friday.
The driver appeared in court just before noon Friday and has a bail hearing scheduled for Feb. 9. He was previously convicted of assault in 2006 and received a suspended sentence and one day probation.