Female cyclist killed in crash near Billings Bridge

A 56-year-old woman is dead after being struck by a concrete truck near the Billings Bridge Shopping Centre at Bank Street and Riverside Drive.
A 56-year-old woman was struck and killed while riding her bike at Bank and Riverside. 1:26

A female cyclist is dead after being struck by a concrete truck at the intersection of Bank Street and Riverside Drive near the Billings Bridge Shopping Centre.

Police are investigating after a 56-year-old cyclist was struck and killed Tuesday evening. (CBC)

Paramedics said a 56-year-old woman was riding her bicycle Tuesday when she was struck by the truck near a bike path along Riverside just after 6 p.m.

Firefighters began CPR and paramedics took over life-support measures, but they could not revive the woman.

Bank Street was closed between Riverdale Avenue and Billings Bridge for several hours.

Police, who continue to investigate, said the intersection is difficult due to blind spots for drivers.