August 24, 2015 9:48 am
Updated: August 24, 2015 6:50 pm

Cyclist collision kills one on Jacques-Cartier Bridge

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WATCH ABOVE: A cyclist was killed after colliding head on with another cyclist on the Jacques-Cartier bridge bike path. Global’s Kelly Greig reports.

MONTREAL – A cyclist was killed after colliding head on with another cyclist on the Jacques-Cartier bridge bike path early Monday morning.

“The two bicycles collided together they were in opposite directions,” said Christine Coulomb with the Sûreté du Québec.

The victim, a 55-year-old man, was declared dead on the scene.

WATCH: Raw footage after a cyclist collision kills one. (TVA)

The other cyclist, a 25-year-old woman, is in hospital with minor injuries.

The ramp where the accident happened is just off the bridge, where cyclist enter the downtown core.

Neither cyclist was wearing a helmet when they collided.

“I’m not sure it would have made a difference. If speed is involved at some point a helmet cannot do everything,” said Marc Jolicoeur with Vélo-Québec.

“You need to be careful, you need to slow down when you’re on a bridge where there’s such a ramp down and you can get a lot of speed so it might not have done any difference.”

The bike path was closed early Monday morning, but traffic is back to normal.

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