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Pedal cyclist critically ill after road accident

A 58-year-old man was critically ill in intensive care after a crash with a car.

Police are investigating a crash in Flatts which left a 58-year-old pedal cyclist in critical condition

Police said that at about 6pm on Sunday the emergency services were called to an accident on Middle Road, Flatts.

A police spokesman said: “The pedal cyclist, a 58-year-old male, was riding in an easterly direction on Middle Road at the top of Flatts Hill, when he reportedly veered into the opposite lane and collided with a car travelling west.

“He fell onto the roadway, sustained a head injury and was unresponsive.”

He was taken to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital where he is in critical condition in the hospital’s intensive care unit, said the spokesman.

The female motor car driver was not hurt in the collision.

Anyone who have witnessed or may have information on this incident is asked to call 211 or the main police number, 295-0011.