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Cyclist in life-threatening condition after early morning crash in rural Ottawa

On-duty paramedics took the boy to the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) in stable condition and were evaluating him for a head injury.
On-duty paramedics took the boy to the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) in stable condition and were evaluating him for a head injury. Ottawa Paramedic Service / Twitter

Ottawa police say a man remains in hospital in critical, life-threatening condition after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike in the city’s rural south end in the early hours of Monday morning.

First responders say they were called to the area near Mitch Owens Road and John Quinn Road, northeast of Greely, shortly after 2:30 a.m.

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Paramedics say the cyclist suffered multi-system trauma in the collision, including serious head and chest injuries, and was rushed to the local trauma centre.

First responders could not confirm the cyclist’s age. The driver of the car wasn’t seriously injured in the crash, a spokesperson for the Ottawa Paramedic Service said.

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Mitch Owens Road, between Sale Barn Road and John Quinn Road, was closed to traffic for hours after the collision.

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Shortly after 12 p.m., the police service said all roads near the scene had re-opened and officers continue to investigate the crash.