Toronto police are seeking assistance from witnesses caught on camera who were on scene when a cab struck down a cyclist in downtown.
Officers responded to a personal injury call on Bay Street, north of Saint Mary Street, Thursday, just before 6:00P.M.
The video shows the cyclist pounding the taxi’s passenger side window apparently for infringing on the nearby bike lane.
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The 57-year-old driver of the 2011 Toyota Camry taxi, then swerves into the bike lane striking and dumping the 31-year-old cyclist on to the sidewalk.
The cyclist suffered minor injuries.
Police are looking for witnesses who offered assistance immediately after the collision, specifically four males.
The first is described as brown, 30-40, medium build, wearing a dark-blue short-sleeved shirt, dark-grey pants, brown dress shoes, riding a bicycle northbound on Bay Street.
The second is described as white, 55-65, bald, with a goatee with grey hair, wearing a light-blue shirt, and glasses.
The third is described as 30-40, thin build, light-blue long-sleeved shirt, dark pants, riding a bicycle northbound on Bay Street and had stopped for the collision.
The fourth is described as white, 30-40, medium build, short dark hair, clean-shaven, wearing a backpack with grey shoulder straps, light-blue-and-white striped button-down short-sleeved shirt, blue riding gloves, dark sunglasses, riding a bicycle and had stopped for the collision.
Anyone else who may have witnessed this collision and have not yet spoken to police, are asked to call 19 division at 416-808-1900, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).