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Cyclist facing life-threatening injuries after getting hit by vehicle in downtown Ottawa

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A cyclist in his 30s is in life-threatening condition following a crash at Wellington Street and Lyon Street North Thursday afternoon.

A cyclist is facing life-threatening injuries following a crash involving a “large-sized” vehicle at Wellington Street and Lyon Street North on Thursday afternoon, Ottawa paramedics say.

Emergency crews responded to the scene at about 12 p.m. According to paramedics, a man in his 30s was initially assessed by an Ottawa police officer, who provided emergency first aid.

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Paramedics say they took over within minutes and provided the man with “aggressive pre-hospital treatments.”

The man was subsequently transported to a trauma centre in life-threatening condition, paramedics say.

On Thursday afternoon, Ottawa police spokesperson Amy Gagnon said the cause of the crash is being investigated.

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Gagnon said Wellington Street is closed westbound between Lyon Street North and Bay Street.

More to come.