Cyclist airlifted to Toronto trauma centre following collision with vehicle

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A 26-year-old Oshawa female was seriously injured after being struck by a motor vehicle while riding her bicycle in Oshawa

On Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at approximately 6:38 a.m., members of East Division were called to serious motor vehicle collision on Adelaide Avenue near Blackthorn Street in Oshawa.

A black Ford Crown Victoria sedan was eastbound on Adelaide Avenue from Harmony Road when it lost control and struck a cyclist riding westbound on Adelaide Ave. The vehicle then entered the north boulevard were it struck a large tree. Several witnesses stopped to render assistance to the injured cyclist.

The 32 year-old driver of the involved Ford remained on scene and sustained only minor injuries as a result of the collision.

Police are also seeking a third vehicle that may have been directly or indirectly involved in the collision. This vehicle is described as a small sedan.

E.M.S. attended the scene and provided medical assistance to the injured cyclist. The victim was transported to local hospital and later air-lifted to a trauma centre in Toronto with critical injuries.

Members of the DRPS Traffic Services Branch, Collision Investigation Unit, attended the scene to conduct an investigation. The area of the roadway was closed for several hours while evidence was collected.

Anyone with information about this incident or witnessed this collision is asked to call D/Cst Rayne of the Traffic Services Branch at 905-579-1520 (toll free 1-888-579-1520) ext. 5256.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.