This news is everywhere this morning. The former Attorney-General of Ontario, Michael Bryant, has been arrested after an "altercation" with a cyclist in which a cyclist was seen hanging on to a fleeing car. The cyclist passed away later in hospital.
- Former Ontario attorney general Michael Bryant has been arrested after a cyclist was killed last night while hanging on to a fleeing car, police sources say.
The crash occurred on Bloor St. near Bay St. around 9:45 p.m. when witnesses said a male cyclist in his 20s collided with a black Saab.
Witnesses said the cyclist hung onto the driver's side of the car, which had its convertible top down, while the driver allegedly yelled at him to get off.
The vehicle then veered onto the eastbound lanes and mounted the curb, brushing against trees and poles, witnesses said.
"He was driving on the wrong side of the street and up on the curb trying to knock him off the car for about 100 metres," said Ryan Brazeau, a worker with a crew laying sewer pipes on Bloor.
Michael Bryant, as Minister of Economic Development, leaves a Queen's Park press conference in February, 2009.
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