Cyclist seriously injured in lorry collision
A CYCLIST was seriously injured after colliding with a lorry on a busy Essex road.
Police have appealed for witnesses to the accident on the A133 near Elmstead Market yesterday afternoon.
The road was shut for five hours after the cyclist, a man aged about 65 - 70 years, collided with a red Mercedes flat bed lorry.
He suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge for specialist treatment.
The collision happened as the cyclist on a yellow and white racing bike travelled towards Elmstead Market from Colchester.
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The driver of the lorry, a 35-year-old man from Harwich, was arrested at the scene in relation to the crash.
He has been released on bail until September 13.
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Police investigating the collision have appealed for witnesses who saw the collision or saw the cyclist shortly beforehand to contact at Stanway road policing unit on 0300 333 4444.