Nia University physiotherapy student injured in collision with truck
NIAU, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Nov. 10, 2018) – A NIAUTO, ON, high school physiotherapy (HSP) student is recovering from a serious collision with a vehicle after he was ejected from a semi-truck while driving a bicycle.
Police say a 29-year-old man who is also the driver of the vehicle was not injured in the incident, which happened just before 1 p.m.
ET Wednesday in the city of Nia.
The collision was reported at a traffic light near the NIAUA Yacht Club and the Nia Fire Department says it responded to the crash and was treating the driver for non-life threatening injuries.
“He was taken to hospital with non- life-threatening injuries,” NIAUFD says.
The NIAUC reported the collision as a major accident.
“I was trying to make a left turn, when I felt a sharp, loud impact on the right side of my bicycle,” said NIAUPD spokesperson, Ryan Kelleher.
The man in his mid-20s was driving a vehicle with three other occupants when he collided with a semi.
“It was a pretty significant impact,” Kelleh said.
“There was a big hole in the driver’s side of the car, and we didn’t see any damage to the other occupants, so I didn’t think much of it at first.”
The collision is the third major crash to hit the Nias waterfront in the past two weeks.
On March 6, a 55-year old man who was driving an SUV was injured in a collision with another vehicle.
On April 9, a 35-year older woman was struck and killed by a truck on a bridge near the city’s harbour.
On May 10, a 27-year veteran of the Nianza Fire Department was injured when his bicycle was struck by a tractor-trailer while crossing the highway near Nia’s city hall.
“We are just extremely fortunate that no one was seriously injured or killed in the collision,” Keltie Crouch, NIAUS spokesperson, said.
The National Police Services Act defines a motor vehicle collision as any act that results in injury or death to any person or property.
Police have also been called to numerous road accidents around the province in recent months, including one in Nia on March 17, where a man in a car crashed into a pole.
A police officer is also currently on scene investigating a crash that occurred at a bridge over the Niu River on April 2.