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A cyclist has been charged with careless driving after hitting a pedestrian Tuesday morning at the intersection of Dundas Street West and Huron Street in Chinatown.

The woman, 55, was taken to the hospital with life-threatening head injuries and remains in serious condition.

Police cannot release the name of the man charged because he will not be appearing before a court for the traffic violation.

Police say the 49-year-old cyclist was headed the wrong way down a one-way street after crossing Dundas, riding southbound on Huron. The woman was knocked to the ground when she and two other people were crossing Huron eastbound within the crosswalk on the south side of Dundas.

Although the cyclist was given a $400 dollar ticket and remains liable for any injuries if this is pursued in civil court, if he had been driving a motor vehicle he would have received six demerit points, the second highest for a moving violation.

According to city data, there were 1,035 cyclist collisions between January and September 2010 and only one fatality.

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