Cyclist activism reared its head here in Canada's motor city today. A group of cyclists protested outside the provincial court building, demanding safe accomodations on the roadway.
Inside the courthouse, a Windsor, Ontario man was facing a judge for hitting a teenage cyclist and fleeing the scene. The incident occured in August 2006. The teenaged cyclst was returning home from work in the early morning hours when he was struck from behind by an SUV, suffering a broken pelvis and facial injuries. Witnesses and the victim reported that the driver of the SUV drove a short distance down the road, u-turned and returned to the scene. The driver of the SUV then leaned out the window and screamed at the injured cyclist to "Get the fu*k off the road!" The driver then fled the scene.