To quote Alanic Morrissette, "isn't it ironic, don't you think?" Vancouver was hosting an International event running electric cars, and one of them hit a cyclist. The spokesperson for the event said "It’s like a dog running off the curb right in front of you". I offer my best wishes to the cyclist who was taken to hospital in serious condition, and I hope that man makes a full recovery. It is ironic that cars that are being championed and showcased to save the planet (despite possibly running on coal fired electricity in most places) would have a serious incident at an international event with the most truly emissionless mode of transportation.
By the way, I drive a car daily through the streets and highways of greater Vancouver, and cyclists who think they are cars with more rights than pedestrians are a very serious problem. It was not nearly this bad when I commuted in Ontario, but it seems there are far more provocative cyclists in Vancouver. They often ride in the middle of the road, ride dangerously, and on the last Friday of every month militant cyclists gang up to clog traffic through the downtown core. One of my golfing buddies is a hardcore leftist, and he loathes Vancouver cyclists.