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A fatal biking accident near the St. Clair TTC streetcar tracks

A man has died after his front bicycle wheel got caught in the TTC streetcar tracks, and fell off his seat, striking his head.

The cyclist was heading southbound on Wychwood Avenue, near St. Clair Ave. W. and Bathurst St., when the fatal accident happened at around 5:30 p.m. Monday. 

Police say the suspect was not wearing a helmet, and was not carrying identification, though the Toronto Star reports he may be in his 40s. Paramedics performed CPR at the scene, but were unable to save the victim, who was pronounced dead on site.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident, and the Toronto police traffic services unit is seeking help from possible witnesses. 

Usain Bolt goes for gold in 200m race

Accepting his second consecutive gold medal in the men’s 100-metre race on Monday, Usain Bolt will try to do it again in the 200-metre final later this week, shattering Olympic history.

Bolt joins Carl Lewis as the only men to ever take home back-to-back golds in the 100-metre race. As part of his quest to become a “living legend,” the 25-year-old plans to do the same in the 200-metre race, an unprecedented Olympic feat, reports CBCSports.

The Jamaican sprinter won Sunday’s 100-metre final with a time of 9.63 seconds, the second-fastest in history, and a new Olympic record. Bolt will race in the Men’s 200-metre qualifiers on Tuesday. The semifinals will occur on Wed., with the finals on Thurs.

Natalie Portman’s wedding

A vegan wedding! A Rodarte dress! The hora! Academy Award-winner Natalie Portman married her longtime beau, and Black Swan co-star, Benjamin Millepied in a traditional Jewish ceremony in Big Sur, Calif., on Saturday.

The 31-year-old wore a crown of white wildflowers in her hair, and a white, custom-made dress by Rodarte, the same design team who created Portman’s memorable purple 2011 Oscar gown and Black Swan costumes. Millepied, 35, wore a midnight blue tux. Surrounded by roughly 100 guests, including their 13-month-old son Aleph, the couple wed underneath a Jewish chuppah adorned with twigs. 

Held at a private residence, PEOPLE reports the wedding featured a Klezmer band, a vegan-friendly menu, and the couple danced to a 20-minute hora. Other notables in attendance? Ivanka Trump and Macaulay Culkin. Mazel tov!

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Joanna Adams writes about news and entertainment for Toronto Standard. Follow her on Twitter at‏ @nowstarringTO.

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