Cyclist in hospital with life-threatening injuries following late-night crash Tuesday

A cyclist is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after a collision with a vehicle late Tuesday night.

A cyclist is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after a collision with a vehicle late Tuesday night.

Officers responded to a report of a motor vehicle incident involving a cyclist at the intersection of Blanchard and Finalyson streets after 11 p.m. last night.

After arriving on scene, officers discovered that the cyclist appeared to have been thrown a significant distance. Evidence suggests that the victim was not wearing a helmet, did not have a light on his bike and was wearing dark clothing.

According to VicPD, early indications are that the cyclists also may have failed to stop for a red light at the intersection.

The driver of the vehicle is cooperating with police.

VicPD’s traffic section is investigating.