A dump truck struck a cyclist Tuesday afternoon, sending him to a hospital with life-threatening injures, Colorado Springs police said.

The crash was reported about 3:20 p.m. at East Fillmore Street and North Union Boulevard, where multiple lanes of traffic were blocked.

It isn't clear if the cyclist or dump truck had the right of way, according to Gazette news partner KKTV.

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Ellie is a general assignment reporter. She's a proud Midwesterner, stationery hoarder and Earl Grey tea enthusiast. After interning at The Gazette in 2015, she joined the newspaper's staff in 2016.

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