May 16, 2019 8:57 am
Updated: May 16, 2019 1:26 pm

Cyclist struck and killed on Laurier Avenue

Ottawa police are investigating an alleged hit-and-run that sent a cyclist to hospital with serious injuries on Thursday morning.

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A cyclist that was sent to hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a van on Laurier Avenue has died.

Police closed Laurier Avenue between Nicolas and Elgin streets after the incident on Thurdsay morning and asked motorists to avoid the area.

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Police would later close Elgin Street and the eastbound lanes of the Mackenzie King Bridge as the investigation moved to a heavily damaged van.

Police say the driver of the van abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. Police are actively searching for the driver.

Investigators are asking for help from members of the public who may have witnessed the incident.

Anyone with video, phone images or dashcams are asked to contact Ottawa police at 613-236-1222 ext. 2481.

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