October 4, 2018 6:06 pm
Updated: October 5, 2018 5:18 pm

Cyclist suffers ‘serious injuries’ in collision involving 2 vehicles by Edmonton’s northern outskirts

A cyclist was taken to hospital on Thursday after collision involving him and two other vehicles in the area of 97 Street and 176 Avenue.

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A cyclist was taken to hospital with what police described as “serious injuries” Thursday afternoon following a north Edmonton collision involving him and two other vehicles.

Police said the crash was reported to them at about 3 p.m. It happened in the area of 97 Street and 176 Avenue.

They described the cyclist’s injuries as being “life-altering” but did not say what they believe led to the collision or if there were any other injuries.

“The southbound lanes of 97 Street are shut down and [the] Major Collision Investigation Section will be taking over the investigation,” police said in a news release.

Drivers were being asked to avoid the area for “the next several hours” as police investigate what happened.

On Friday, police said drugs and alcohol were not believed to be contributing factors in the crash, however, investigators were still looking into whether speed played a role.

It was not yet clear whether charges would be laid.

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