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