Cyclist injured in Portsmouth lorry crash

MEDICS The cyclist is treated at the scene in Hilsea
MEDICS The cyclist is treated at the scene in Hilsea

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A WOMAN cyclist has been badly injured in an accident with a lorry this morning.

She was in collision with the white Renault tractor unit of an articulated lorry on the northbound section of London Road, Hilsea, shortly after 7.30am

Paramedics spent 20 minutes treating the woman, who was wearing a safety helmet, in the road at the junction of London Road and Northern Parade, opposite The News Centre.

She was eventually placed on a spinal board and taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham. She appeared to be conscious.

Her crumpled mountain bike remained under the fuel tank of the heavy goods vehicle, which was not attached to a load, while police accident investigators examined the scene.

It seemed that she might have been thrown clear of the lorry’s wheels in the collision.

There was no immediate word of her condition.