Charges wont be laid after driver, cyclist get into altercation
Web Staff, cp24.com
Published Tuesday, September 29, 2009 2:06PM EDT
No charges will be laid after a cyclist and the driver of a luxury car got into an altercation near Queen and Yonge Streets on Tuesday.
Witnesses say it appears as though the vehicle initially struck the cyclist, which led to a confrontation between the two people involved at about 10 a.m.
The cyclist, believed to be a bike courier in his twenties, was seen by witnesses pounding on the vehicle. The driver of the BMW says the bike rider allegedly threw punches through the window.
The driver then stepped out of his car to punch the cyclist. The courier suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene by paramedics.
The attack comes on the heels of the death of a Toronto bike courier, who was killed in August after an altercation with former attorney general Michael Bryant. Cyclist Darcy Allan Sheppard was dragged under a vehicle and died of his injuries.
Bryant is charged with criminal negligence causing death and dangerous driving causing death.