A cyclist crashed after being doored by a taxi cab driver Saturday in downtown Victoria.
Shortly before 12 p.m. on Oct.6, a cyclist was travelling in the 500-block of Yates St. nearing Wharf St. when a taxi cab driver opened his door, sending the cyclist to the ground. The cyclist had the right of way at the time of the crash.
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Police and ambulance responded to the scene and treated the cyclist for shock and a sore arm, according to VicPD.
ICBC statistics show that in B.C., one in 14 car crashes involving cyclists are the result of dooring. Both drivers and passengers are responsible for shoulder-checking for cyclists before opening doors. The fine for dooring in B.C. is $81 and two demerit points on a driver’s record.
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