Cyclist in hospital with ‘life-threatening injuries’ after crash

A cyclist is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after a collision in which he came off his bicycle.

The collision occurred at around 10.20am this morning (Saturday, February 27) on the A354 Rodwell Road, Weymouth.

The cyclist, who was a local man, is believed to have come off his bike while travelling down the road, at which point it is thought he may have been hit by a car.

He has been taken to Southampton General Hospital, with what are believed by police to be life-threatening injuries.

The road remains closed at this time while Dorset Police carry out further investigations into the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Police Sergeant Rhys Griffiths, of the traffic unit, said it is still “not clear” exactly what occurred and that anyone with any information should contact the police.

He said: “We have made some initial enquiries, but it is not clear exactly what happened.

“There are reports that a car may have collided with the cyclist. However, this has not been confirmed and I do not have any more information about the vehicle that may or may not have been involved in the incident.

“I am hoping that somebody might be able to assist with further information and I am therefore appealing for any witnesses who have not spoken to police yet to come forward.

“Also, I am very keen to hear from anyone who may have relevant dashcam or CCTV footage. The particular time frame is between 10.10am and 10.30am and the area concerned would be Rodwell Road and Buxton Road.

“Finally, I would like to thank affected motorists for their patience during the road closure. We only put closures in place when they are absolutely necessary to enable emergency services to deal with the scene safely.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police on its website, via email at scit@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210033067.

Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online or call freephone 0800 555 111.

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