08/17/2014 03:55 EDT | Updated 10/17/2014 05:59 EDT

Cyclist airlifted after being hit by van in Peel Region

A 45-year-old male cyclist has been airlifted to a trauma centre after being struck by a minivan in Peel Region this afternoon.

Peel Regional Police say the collision occurred in the westbound lanes of Steeles Avenue, between Finch Avenue West and Highway 50.

Steeles Avenue will be closed between Highway 50 and Finch Avenue West for several hours as police investigate.