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Distracted cycling? Ontario man charged after colliding with transport truck

July 18, 2018   by The Canadian Press

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SOUTH WEST OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Ont. – Provincial police say a cyclist, allegedly distracted by his cellphone, is facing a charge after colliding with a transport truck in southwestern Ontario.

Police say the collision occurred on Tuesday morning in South West Oxford Township, Ont.

Investigators say the cyclist collided with the trailer on the truck at an intersection.

They say the driver of the transport, a 39-year-old Huron East, Ont., man had swerved in an attempt to avoid the crash.

OPP say the cyclist was taken to hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

A 20-year-old Woodstock, Ont., man is charged with failing to yield to traffic on through highway.

“This is a reminder for everyone to put their technology away so they can focus their attention on the task at hand,” OPP Const. Ed Sanchuk said Wednesday in a release.

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