Traffic was backed up on Idylwyld Drive south near 29th Street Wednesday morning after a collision between a cyclist and a city truck.
Police were called to the scene around 8:30 a.m.; Saskatoon Public Works also responded to the incident.
Officials said a street-patching truck heading south on Idylwyld went to make a right turn onto 29th Street when it collided with a 20-year-old man on a bicycle.
The cyclist was taken to hospital by ambulance and treated for serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries.
“At last word, the cyclist’s injuries are described as serious and the city extends its compassion for this man,” Jeff Jorgenson, general manager of transportation & utilities, said in a news release Wednesday morning.
A police investigation is underway and Jorgenson said the Public Works Division officials are fully cooperating.
The city said initial information suggests the cyclist was travelling south when the collision with the truck happened.
Investigators, including a collision analyst, were on scene. Police said Thursday a further updated will be given when the investigation is complete.
In addition to that investigation, the city follows its own protocols after a critical incident to ensure the proper operating procedures were maintained.