A collision between a truck and a bicyclist shut down First Avenue South in Seattle on Tuesday afternoon, causing heavy congestion during the evening commute.

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A collision between a truck and a bicyclist shut down First Avenue South in Seattle on Tuesday afternoon, causing heavy congestion during the evening commute.

The bicyclist, a 61-year-old man, was transported by medics to Harborview Medical Center in serious condition, the Seattle Fire Department said.

The collision happened just before 3 p.m. at the intersection of First Avenue South and South Spokane Street.

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Two hours later, streets remained closed and the Seattle Department of Transportation said there was “high congestion” on north-south arterials in the area. The Seattle Police Department was on the scene investigating the collision.