A cyclist was rushed to hospital with life-threatening head injuries Friday evening after a collision with a TTC streetcar. 

Paramedics say they were called to the area of Spadina Avenue and St. Andrew Street at 9:50 p.m. The male victim, who was originally said to be a pedestrian, was then rushed to St. Michael's hospital. 

The cyclist ran into the streetcar, according to TTC spokesman Brad Ross. 

"We do what we can, but sometimes people hit us," Ross told CBC News on Saturday morning. 

A series of mishaps have recently raised questions about safety on the Toronto transit system. A TTC bus struck and killed 14-year-old Amaria Diljohn in December, just days before four people were injured in a head-on collision between a streetcar and a bus. 

number of recent videos have also shown TTC buses running red lights. 

CEO Andy Byford has ordered a review of the TTC's safety procedures. 

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