A cyclist is in critical condition after colliding with a taxi in the city early this morning.

Cyclist critical after city centre collision

A woman is in critical condition following a serious traffic collision in Cork city this morning.

Shortly before 2am, gardaĆ­ and emergency services were alerted to a collision between a cyclist and a taxi at the junction of Anglesea Street and Union Quay, in the city centre.

The cyclist, a 19 year old woman, was removed from the scene by ambulance to CUH where her condition is understood to be critical. The driver of the car did not require medical treatment.

The road at the site of the collision is currently closed pending examination by garda forensic collision investigators and traffic diversions are in place.

GardaĆ­ at Anglesea Street are appealing for witnesses to come forward and to those with camera footage, including dash-cam, to make it available to them.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Anglesea Street Garda Station on 021-4522000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666111, or any garda station.