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Flatbed truck driver charged in midtown Toronto cyclist death

The driver of a commercial flatbed truck has been charged in the death of a cyclist in midtown Toronto in April, police say.

In a news release on Tuesday, police said the driver, 52, has been charged under the Highway Traffic Act with careless driving causing bodily harm or death. The man is due to appear in court at Old City Hall on June 27.

The cyclist, a 39-year-old man, died in hospital after he was struck on April 30 in the area of Avenue Road and Elgin Avenue. Police had been called to the area at 1:23 p.m.

According to police, the truck was stopped in the curb lane, facing southbound on Avenue Road just north of Elgin Avenue, when the driver proceeded to make a left-hand turn into a loading dock of 87 Avenue Rd. While making the left turn, the driver fatally struck the cyclist, police said.

A ghost bike ride was scheduled for the cyclist on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. 

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