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Cars: Driver struck cyclist and then beat him in Rexdale: police – CP24 Toronto’s Breaking News

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Chris Herhalt, CP24.com



Published Saturday, April 4, 2020 8:11AM EDT



Last Updated Saturday, April 4, 2020 3:03PM EDT

Police are searching for a motorist who allegedly struck a male cyclist and then got out of their car and began to beat the struck cyclist before attempting to flee on a passing TTC bus in Rexdale on Saturday morning.

Police say that at 7:23 a.m. Saturday, a male cyclist was riding in the area of Hinton Road and Harefield Drive, east of Kipling Avenue, when he was struck by a vehicle.

Investigators allege the motorist, believed to be a male, then got out of their car and assaulted the cyclist with “an object,” as he was laying on the ground.

“We have seized at the scene a piece of pipe that we believe could be the weapon,” Insp. Darren Alldritt said.

The motorist then tossed the object aside and attempted to board a passing TTC bus, but the driver on board denied him entry.

The vehicle, a red Honda sedan, had earlier mounted a curb and struck a hydro pole, and police say the motorist fled the scene on foot.

Paramedics said the cyclist was in life-threatening condition when they arrived and they rushed him to a hospital trauma centre for treatment.

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