Louis Garneau injured in bike crash, credits helmet with preventing more injuries

By Stephen Frothingham

QUÉBEC (BRAIN) — Louis Garneau crashed during a group ride on Saturday and wound up in the hospital with a concussion and punctured lung. The 59-year-old is a former Canadian national team member on the road and track.

Garneau was released from Hôpital de l’Enfant-Jésus on Sunday morning.

According to Radio Canada, Garneau bumped wheels with another rider in the group.

On his Facebook page Saturday, Garneau wrote “bad crash this morning but l’m ok… wear your helmet,” with a photo of himself heavily bandaged and with a oxygen mask. In a later post, he also appeared to be in a hospital bed but was smiling and giving the victory sign.