A 19-year-old man is fighting for his life in hospital after a vehicle struck him while he was cycling in Ottawa’s west end early Saturday morning.

Cyclist struck on Woodroffe Avenue at Knoxdale Road

Ottawa police are investigating after a cyclist riding this bike, which is clearly damaged, was struck early in the morning of Aug. 30, 2014. (Kamil Karamali/CBC)

Police and paramedics say they were called to the intersection of Woodroffe Avenue and Knoxdale Road at about 2:45 a.m.

Paramedics said the man suffered serious head injuries in the crash and he was rushed to hospital where he arrived in critical condition.

The driver was not injured, but stayed at the scene after the crash and he is co-operating with police, officials said.

Police closed all lanes of Woodroffe between Knoxdale and Medhurst Drive for several hours but reopened the road just before 10 a.m.

Police continue to investigate the crash and want anyone who witnessed the collision to call Ottawa police at 613-236-1222, ext. 2481.