Serious Collision Between a Bike and SUV Under Investigation – Niagara Falls

On Saturday September 23, 2023, at 7:33pm emergency services personnel responded to a serious collision in the City of Niagara Falls.  2 District (Niagara Falls / Niagara on the Lake) uniform officers from the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) responded to the scene on Portage Road near Upper Rapids Road.  Niagara Emergency Medical Services paramedics treated a 44-year-old cyclist. The cyclist sustained life threatening injuries and was transported to out-of-town trauma centre where he remains in critical condition. 

The initial investigation determined a 44-year-old male cyclist was riding eastbound on Portage Road, east of Upper Rapids Road.  He was struck by a grey 2015 Chevrolet Equinox SUV being driven by a 73-year-old female.   The driver of the Chevrolet was not injured.

The investigation was assigned to detectives from the NRPS Collision Reconstruction Unit.  They are being assisted by detectives from the NRPS Forensic Services Unit.

No charges have been laid.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the investigating officers by calling 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009367 or by email [email protected] .

Members of the public who wish to supply information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information which leads to an arrest.

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Anyone (residents or businesses) in the area with closed circuit security cameras, doorbell video cameras, or dash cameras are asked to review their footage for suspicious activity for the period between 7:00pm and 7:45pm on September 23, 2023.