The driver of an SUV who fatally struck an e-bike rider after he ran a red light will not be facing criminal charges.
On the evening of July 8, a 62-year-old man was riding his e-bike west along Ottawa St. when he was struck by a southbound GMC Denali at the Parent Ave. intersection.
The bike rider suffered serious head injuries, despite having worn a helmet, and died of his injuries.
Michael Platsko, 30, of Windsor has been charged with failing to stop at a red light under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act in connection with the incident.
Platsko has the option of fighting the charge, or paying the $260 fine plus $65 in court fees.
Sgt. Matthew D’asti with the Windsor Police Service said the investigation revealed no evidence of dangerous driving.
The family of the deceased has the option of pursuing civil litigation, D’asti said.
The death has added fuel to a hot debate in the city over whether e-bikes should be banned from multi-use trails.
Windsor’ transportation committee approved the ban last month, and council is expected to vote on the issue later this month.