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Cyclist in critical condition after L’Épiphanie crash

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Sûreté du Québec officers are investigating after a cyclist was critically injured in a collision with a car late Saturday afternoon in L'Épiphanie. Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. Denis Beaumont / The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – A cyclist in his 60s is fighting for his life after he was struck by a car in L’Épiphanie Saturday.

According to provincial police, the collision happened at 5:15 p.m. on Highway 341 in L’Épiphanie.

A motorist heading northbound struck the cyclist who appears to have been riding in the middle of the road, also in the northbound direction.

The cyclist was taken to hospital in critical condition.

The road was closed for several hours while investigators analyzed the scene.

Sgt. Claude Denis, with the Sûreté du Québec, told Global News that it doesn’t appear the motorist was at fault.

Officers are trying to determine whether alcohol, on the cyclist’s part, may have played a role in the collision.

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