Cyclist dies after being struck on Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway
A cyclist was struck and killed on the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway Friday, Dec. 7, 2018
Ted Raymond, Newstalk 580 CFRA
Published Friday, December 7, 2018 7:23AM EST
Last Updated Friday, December 7, 2018 9:05AM EST
Police are investigating after a man was struck and killed on the Sir John A. Macdonald Pkwy. at Onigam St. Friday morning.
Ottawa Police say road closures are in effect.
Update on road closures: Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway is closed W/B from Booth Street to Parkdale Avenue while @OPScollisions investigators assist @RCMP_Nat_Div in this fatal collision involving a cyclist.— Ottawa Police (@OttawaPolice) December 7, 2018
Please find an alternate route. https://t.co/Q37pkmrZbx
Ottawa Paramedics say the call came in at around 6:45 a.m. for an individual struck by a vehicle.
Bystanders on scene were performing CPR when medics arrived, but the man was pronounced dead at 7:08 a.m.
Initial information suggested it was a pedestrian, but Ottawa Paramedics confirm the man was a cyclist.
He was struck by a taxi.
Ottawa Police say this is the first fatal crash involving a cyclist on Ottawa roads since 2016.
The Ottawa Police collision investigation unit is assisting the RCMP in the investigation. The Parkway is NCC land, meaning it's under RCMP jurisdiction.
Ottawa police Collison Investigation Unit is responding to a serious collison on the Sir John A MacDonald parkway. We will be assisting our RCMP colleagues. @OttawaPolice .— OPSciu (@OPScollisions) December 7, 2018
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