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.

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