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Cyclist struck by garbage truck in East York

Last Updated Sep 12, 2017 at 11:40 am EST

A 39-year-old woman is in hospital after being pinned under a garbage truck in East York.

It happened around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in the area of Donlands and Cosburn avenues.

Toronto police said the truck was attempting to make a right-hand turn when it struck the cyclist.

The woman was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Her condition has since been downgraded to serious.

Police said the 47-year-old driver remained on scene.

Cosburn is closed both ways from Donlands to Greenwood while police investigate.