Cyclist struck at Bank and Riverside
Published Friday, July 19, 2019 8:12AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, July 20, 2019 7:21PM EDT
A male cyclist has suffered serious injuries after being involved in a crash Friday morning.
Emergency crews were called to Bank St. and Riverside Dr. just before 8:00 a.m. for reports of a cyclist being struck by a commercial vehicle.
The man was taken to hospital. Police said the man is in his 50s.
Ottawa Police said the cyclist suffered life-threatening inhuries, but he's been upgraded to serious, with non-life threatening injuries.
"The cyclist suffered injured to his head and to his chest," said Marc-Antoine Deschamps of Ottawa Paramedic Service. "He was very confused and couldnt tell us much as to what happened."
Ottawa Police continue to investigate; no charges have been laid. Northbound lanes at Bank and Riverside have reopened.
"If youre driving a motorcycle or a bike be visible," said Constable Amy Gagnon of Ottawa Police Service. "If you're driving a vehicle, Pay attention but also be aware of everyone around you; that's part of being a respeonsible driver."
A male cyclist has life-threatening injuries. Expect the Northbound road closure to be in place on Riverside at Bank Street for the next several hours. Please avoid the area.— Ottawa Police (@OttawaPolice) July 19, 2019
The cyclist's injuries have been upgraded to serious but not life-threatening. The investigation is ongoing. Roads have reopened.— Ottawa Police (@OttawaPolice) July 19, 2019
7:40 Adult male cyclist struck by trailer of transport struck at intersection of Bank and Riverside. Pt sustained chest and head injuries and transported to @OttawaTrauma under the care of our paramedics. Pt in serious but stable condition. #OttNews— Ottawa Paramedic Svc (@OttawaParamedic) July 19, 2019
Police said 7 people have died as a result of crashes between cyclists and vehicles from 2014 to 2018; there were nearly 1400 crashes during that time, resulting in almost 1200 injuries.