Cyclist, 63, in critical condition after he was struck by driver in Oshawa

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The collision happened near the corner of King Street East and Central Park Boulevard. (Martin Trainor/CBC - image credit)
The collision happened near the corner of King Street East and Central Park Boulevard. (Martin Trainor/CBC - image credit)

A 63-year-old cyclist is in critical condition in hospital after he was struck by a driver in Oshawa early Monday.

Durham police said the collision happened near the corner of King Street East and Central Park Boulevard shortly before 7 a.m.

In a news release on Monday, police said a red Kia Forte was heading eastbound on King Street East from Ritson Road when it struck a cyclist on the road. The cyclist, who is from Oshawa, was thrown from his bicycle and was critically injured.

The 54-year-old driver of the Kia remained on scene and was not injured, police said.

Durham Region paramedics took the cyclist to Toronto's Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, where he is listed in critical condition.

Investigators closed roads in the area for several hours as they collected evidence.

Anyone with information is urged to come forward and to contact Durham police's traffic services branch at 905-579-1520 (toll free 1-888-579-1520) ext. 5256.

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