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."

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.