A 15-year-old cyclist suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a garbage truck in Mississauga yesterday morning.

Peel police were called to Bristol Road and Hurontario Street around 7:50 a.m. When officers arrived, they found the cyclist conscious with serious injuries.

He was first transported to a local area hospital, and later transferred to a trauma hospital in Toronto. It is not clear whether or not he was wearing a helmet.

The driver of the truck was not injured and remained on scene.