Jun 13, 2009 09:21 AM
Jesse McLean Staff reporter
A 45-year-old motorcyclist is in hospital after he was struck by a car and thrown from his bike.
The victim was driving north on Leslie St., south of Sheppard Ave. E., just before 11 p.m. Friday when an oncoming Toyota Camry made an abrupt left turn and hit him, police said.
"He was launched right over the car," Sgt. Tim Burrows said.
Although the collision happened right outside North York General Hospital, paramedics took the man to Sunnybrook hospital's trauma centre.
"When (the paramedics) first got on scene, he had really laboured breathing, so they were worried about internal bleeding," Burrows said.
The man is expected to recover.
The driver of the Camry, a 24-year-old man, has been charged with careless driving.