Montreal

Cyclist in coma following downtown Montreal crash

A 20-year-old cyclist is in a coma and on life support after a collision with a vehicle.

Montreal police say the cyclist appears to have gone through red light while oncoming car had priority light

A cyclist is on life support following a collision with a car. (Simon-Marc Charron/Radio-Canada)

A 20-year-old cyclist is in a coma and on life support after a collision with a vehicle in downtown Montreal.

The incident happened Monday around 10:30 p.m. on Sherbrooke Street West near the intersection of Stanley Street.

Montreal police say the cyclist was travelling east on Sherbrooke when he apparently failed to stop at a red light.

At the same time, a driver began turning left onto Stanley on a flashing priority green light.

The bike and the vehicle collided. The cyclist crashed onto the sidewalk.

He suffered major head injuries. He was not wearing a helmet, according to police.

The driver was treated for shock.

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