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Canada Cyclist struck during charity bike ride has died, organizer says

02:31  03 june  2018
02:31  03 june  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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A cyclist struck during a charity bike ride west of Kingston, Ont., earlier this week has died , the ride 's organizer says . Jeff Vervaeke of Waterdown, Ont., died Friday while surrounded by his family, said Gord Townley, the organizer of the 7 Days in May ride for Pancreatic Cancer. The 42-year-old.

A driver collided with a group of stationary cyclists on this stretch of Bath Road west of Kingston, Ont., on May 27, 2018. (OPP). A cyclist struck during a charity bike ride west of Kingston, Ont., earlier this week has died , the ride 's organizer says .

a narrow road: A driver collided with a group of stationary cyclists on this stretch of Bath Road west of Kingston, Ont., on May 27, 2018. © OPP A driver collided with a group of stationary cyclists on this stretch of Bath Road west of Kingston, Ont., on May 27, 2018.

A cyclist struck during a charity bike ride west of Kingston, Ont., earlier this week has died, the ride's organizer says.

Jeff Vervaeke of Waterdown, Ont., died Friday while surrounded by his friends and family, said Gord Townley, the organizer of the 7 Days in May ride for Pancreatic Cancer.

The 42-year-old was one of a handful of cyclists taking part in the 1,200-kilometre journey around Lake Ontario that were struck May 27 by a car on Bath Road, west of Kingston, Ont.

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Jeff Vervaeke of Waterdown, Ont., died Friday while surrounded by his family, said Gord Townley, the organizer of the 7 Days in May ride for Pancreatic Cancer. The 42-year-old was one of a handful of cyclists taking part in the 1,200-kilometre journey around Lake Ontario that were struck May 27 by a

Cyclist struck during charity bike ride has died , organizer says . "He was just a nice guy, just a regular, every day kind of guy, loved to ride his bike ," Trottier said . "The ride was a fundraising ride and he really believed in the cause

51-year-old already charged

Townley previously told CBC Radio's  As it Happens  that the group had pulled over to the road's shoulder to tend to an injured rider when they were struck by a car trying to pass a van.

On May 30, Ontario Provincial Police said they had charged a 51-year-old man with two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm.

He was scheduled to appear in court in Napanee, Ont., that afternoon for a bail hearing.

OPP have not yet said whether the charges against the man will be upgraded.

Toronto cyclist struck by car in May dies in hospital .
Toronto cyclist struck by car in May dies in hospitalOn May 15, a 36-year-old man was riding his bicycle on Colborne Lodge Dr., heading south towards Lake Shore Blvd. At the same time, police say a 27-year-old man was driving east on Lake Shore in a 2017 Honda Civic, approaching Colborne.

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