Cyclist knocked down by lorry in Fareham

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A CYCLIST has been hit by a lorry in Fareham.

The middle aged woman was riding her bike on the A32 Gosport Road when the accident happened, at around noon today.

ACCIDENT The crash scene

ACCIDENT The crash scene

The air ambulance was called to the scene along with paramedics.

Police closed the northbound section of the road from Gosport to Fareham and closed one lane in the other direction, causing big tail backs through Fareham and bringing the traffic to a standstill in Gosport.

The roads are now partially opened, although the bridge at the start of Newgate Lane remains closed while an investigation is carried out. A diversion is in place.

The woman was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital with serious head injuries.

Details of the accident are unclear and police are appealing for witnesses.

Anybody with information is asked to contact Sergeant 2759 Richard Grant at Totton Roads Policing Unit quoting Operation Wear on 101.