‘Sun in eyes’ yields crash with bike

Cyclist loses battle with car on Beach Drive

A car-versus-bike crash landed a driver with a $167 ticket on June 21.

A cyclist was riding southbound on Beach Drive at 5:30 p.m. when a car turned left from the northbound lane and hit the cyclist, sending the bike rider flying six metres.

The $4,000 bike’s forks were bent, the frame scratched and wheel bent. The cyclist suffered skinned knees, a bump on the head and a sore hip.

When police arrived, the driver said the sun was in his eyes. He was handed a ticket for failing to make a safe left turn.