More news about cycle coach Frank Fogolin of Kitchener and his injuries from Sunday's crash are on the Record website.
What surprises me in all this is how lightly his injuries were treated by Waterloo Region Police Service.
There was not a major incident report released to any of the local media after the event on Sunday, when Fogolin was knocked down from behind and taken to hospital. In fact, it took a Facebook message from one of his cycling students, Olympian Leigh Hobson, to let anyone know that this had happened.
When I first asked questions about this earlier this week, I was told there was no report, and perhaps the incident had happened outside the Waterloo Region. Later, when I got the actual location from Hobson (on Ira Needles Boulevard in Waterloo), WRPS came up with a report. But even that report fell short of the reality of the case.
I posted on the incident on Wednesday, based on what I had learned from the police and Hobson, but the major media had to depend solely on the police report which said that Fogolin had received minor injuries and had been taken to hospital, held overnight for observation and released.
Clearly, the injuries weren't minor. The guy was knocked unconscious, had a bleed to the brain, has had part of his memory wiped and will be in rehab for months. This is minor?
And clearly, he is still in hospital and will stay there for some time. If this is the standard for police report-taking, how many cases can be thrown out of court because the reporting officer did a slipshod job?