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UPDATE(8 p.m.) : VicPD says the cyclist’s injuries are now considered non-life-threatening. The area remains closed.

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A cyclist suffered life-threatening injuries in a collision with a vehicle early Thursday evening, according to VicPD.

Patrol officers were called shortly after 5 p.m. for a report of a collision between a cyclist and a vehicle in the area of Gorge Road East and Bridge Street.

The cyclist was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

VicPD closed the area to Eastbound traffic on Gorge Road East while they investigated. As of 6:45 p.m., that closure remained in effect.

Anyone with information about this incident or who may have video from the scene is asked to contact VicPD at (250) 995-7654, extension 1.

Those who wish to report information anonymously can call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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