Trucker spots cyclist crossing busy Canadian freeway

Truckers witness an endless stream of foolish, reckless, and dangerous road behavior. Despite having seen it all, a trucker in Canada was still shocked to see a cyclist dart across a busy freeway near Toronto on Monday.

According to the CBC, Wayne Edward was driving his rig westbound on Highway 401 near Highway 427 when he spotted someone on a bicycle on the right shoulder. Edward slowed and began moving left when the cyclist darted across the freeway to the opposite shoulder and came to a stop against the median barrier. The short, strange incident was captured on video by Edward's dashcam.

"It's okay to play Frogger on a video game but not in real life," Edward told the CBC. Edward also said that he hopes law enforcement catches the unidentified cyclist and gives him a talking to. That's easier said than done however, according to Ontario Provincial Police Sergeant Kerry Schmidt.

"We have no idea what he was doing, where he was going," he said. Schmidt told the CBC that there was little in the dashcam footage to identify the cyclist or to even provide a usable description. He added that anyone spotting a cyclist or pedestrian on a freeway should immediately call 911 to report it.

"This is exactly the kind of behavior that often ends up in pedestrian fatalities," said Schmidt.

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