My name is Michael W*******. I am 15 years old and enjoy cycling. Prior to the incident I have been cycling to and from school for the past two school years. I have always worn my helmet and I never run any red lights or stop signs. I occasionally enjoy biking for leisure during the weekend. I will often travel distances between 25 – 70 kilometres. I wanted to see if I could travel 100 kilometres on Sunday, June 5th.
It was a beautiful, clear sunny day. The roads were dry and were in perfect condition to go biking on. I left my home at 1:00pm and was in a matter of minutes heading northbound on Yonge. Eventually I come to an intersection labelled as Yonge and York Mills. Ahead of me was a hill in which I had to climb. As I start climbing I hear a loud skid followed by a thud. These sounds were coming from behind me so I turned around and noticed a motorcycle skidding perpendicular to the road. This occurred in the curb lane with the motorcycle’s front wheel on the curb. Seeing this, I turn back forward, let go of my handlebars, and then proceeded to jump off my bicycle, which was near the curb, onto the sidewalk. I successfully land and manage to take one or two steps east of Yonge but the motorcycle came too fast and struck me onto the ground. I have had my lower left leg struck. I then proceed to fall on the ground and receive a few scrapes and cuts. I yelled for help and asked for someone to call 911 and as I was doing so I also attempted to stand up but I am unable to as the bones in my lower left leg were broken. I try once more but then I fail again. I then hear a voice from someone nearby saying they’re a doctor. He told me to lie on my back and to not move since he had called for help. A few seconds later I could hear sirens and eventually see a fire truck and an ambulance. I am then taken to the Hospital for Sick Children and am treated properly for the injuries in my leg. I’ve also gotten braces removed from my lip which were stuck after the incident. Almost a week later I am released from the hospital and am told that I need to stay off my leg for a lengthy duration of the summer.