A 68-year-old female cyclist is recovering from neck injuries including fractures after the door of a parked car was suddenly opened in her path.

Windsor police said the accident happened around 2:20 p.m. Wednesday in the 1200 block of Monmouth Road.

The woman was heading north on the right side of the road next to a row of parked vehicles.

Without warning, the door of one car swung open. The cyclist having no time to stop crashed into the door and fell to the road.

A passerby came to the womans aid, calling 911 and also the victims sister.

An ambulance took the woman to the Met Campus of Windsor Regional Hospital for treatment of injuries that include fractured neck bones, a cut on the right side of her neck, and temporary paralysis of her right arm.

The injuries are considered non-life threatening.

While the victim was receiving medical attention, her sister spoke with the person who opened the car door a female motorist.

The victims sister took down the motorists first name and licence plate number.

Officers checked on the victim in hospital, then went to the residence of the registered vehicle owner who was not home.

As of Friday morning, police have yet to find and speak with the motorist.

Police encourage anyone who witnessed the accident or was in the area at the time it occurred to call officers at 519-255-6700 ext. 4211.

Anonymous tips can be given via Crime Stoppers at 519-258-8477.

All motorists are reminded to check their mirrors and blind spots for oncoming cyclists before they open their vehicle doors.