A cyclist was sent to hospital in serious condition after he was struck by a van in the Upper Beaches late Thursday night.

Police say the 19-year-old cyclist and the van were both northbound on Coxwell Ave. north of Gerrard St. when the bike somehow veered into the vehicle's path at about 11:30 p.m.

Investigators also say the cyclist was not wearing his helmet and was wearing headphones at the time.

The cyclist was taken to hospital by emergency run. Police have not yet said if they plan on laying any charges.