Cyclist killed in downtown Ottawa A cyclist has passed away after suffering a critical head injury after being struck by a vehicle, downtown, and a manhunt is underway for the driver. The collision happened around 7:20 a.m., Thursday, at Elgin and Laurier. The man on the bicycle was taken to hospital in critical condition. Ottawa police tell 1310 NEWS, the vehicle did not stop after the collision, but the vehicle was found abandoned a short distance away. Police are now searching for the driver, who is believed to have run from the scene. Several roads around the crash were closed for the investigation. Police are looking to speak with anyone who witnessed the collision, or has video, cell phone images or dash cam video of the collision.