Toddler knocked out of stroller after being hit by sidewalk cyclist
The mother of a toddler knocked out of his stroller Thursday afternoon by a cyclist riding on the sidewalk is urging bike riders to stay on the road.
Lindsay Nelson said she was waiting for a bus near Greenbank and Baseline roads with her three children when a southbound cyclist clipped the stroller where her 13-month-old son Magnus Mayes was taking a nap.
The impact was so strong that Magnus fell out of the stroller, striking his head on the pavement, Nelson said.
“She was going extremely fast,” she said. “Much too fast to be next to women and children on the sidewalk like that.”
The cyclist — a woman who appeared to be in her 60s — didn’t ring her bell or indicate she was approaching them on the sidewalk, Nelson said.
“She just came up right behind [us]. I didn’t see her coming.”
Rushed to hospital
After the crash, which also flung the cyclist onto the road, two Good Samaritans stopped and called 911, Nelson said.
Because her son has hemophilia, paramedics rushed him to the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.