Kanata 5 cyclist back riding on the road
An Ottawa man who suffered a life-threatening brain injury when he and four other cyclists were struck in a 2009 hit-and-run is back doing something medical experts said would never happen: he's riding again.
Robert Wein was hit while cycling on a stretch of March Road in Kanata in the early morning of July 19, 2009 and suffered the most serious injuries of the five cyclists. Doctors said he had only a 50 per cent chance of surviving, and said he was not likely to walk or ride again.
But Wein has made great progress, though his speech still falters and he needs a walker to help him get around.
His latest accomplishment: learning to ride a recumbent three-wheeler, the closest he's gotten to getting on a bike since his injury.
"The wind and the sounds, freedom to ride and independence ..it feels so natural," said Wein.
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