11/07/2012 05:06 EST | Updated 01/07/2013 05:12 EST

Cyclist struck by taxi, suffers severe head injuries

Toronto police say a cyclist suffered severe head injuries when he was struck by a taxi on University Avenue on Wednesday afternoon.

Paramedics said they were informed of the crash at around 2:45 p.m.

Toronto police Const. Wendy Drummond tweeted that the cyclist was a man in his 50s.

The northbound lanes of University Avenue were closed between Adelaide Street and Richmond Street as a result of the crash.

A collision reconstruction team arrived at the scene late Wednesday afternoon to investigate.