Cyclist hospitalised after collision

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
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
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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.

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.

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.’