Cyclist hospitalised after collision

A COLLISION involving a police car and another vehicle, which left a cyclist with leg and spinal injuries, will be investigated by the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

Saturday, 27th January 2018, 6:00 am
The crash scene where a cyclist was injured in collision involving a police car and Ford Focus at the junction of Bradford Road and Victoria Road North, Southsea

A 24-year-old man from Middlesex has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving after the incident which involved a police vehicle, a white Ford Focus and a cyclist and took place at 12.20am yesterday at the junction of Bradford Road and Victoria Road North in Southsea.

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The cyclist was taken to Southampton General Hospital with leg and spinal injuries.

A spokeswoman for South Central Ambulance Service said: ‘Three patients were assessed but did not require hospital treatment and one patient was assessed and treated at the scene by our crews and taken on to Southampton General Hospital.’

A spokesman for Southsea Fire station said: ‘We were called at 12.25am on Victoria Road North. A police car, a private vehicle and a cyclist had crashed and the cyclist was taken to hospital with potentially serious injuries.’