Female cyclist in hospital after crash involving Mercedes near West Suffolk College

Car overturns in Aldham

Car overturns in Aldham - Credit: Archant

A female cyclist is in hospital after being involved in a collision with a car outside West Suffolk College today.

The woman, 27, was involved in a collision with a red Mercedes A200 in Risbygate Street in Bury St Edmunds shortly after 4.30pm.

She suffered head injuries not thought to be life-threatening and was taken to West Suffolk Hospital for further treatment.

An ambulance spokesman said: “We received a report at 4.34pm that a pedestrian was involved in a collision with a car.

“The woman in her 20s suffered head injuries which are not thought to be life-threatening. She was conscious and breathing and taken to West Suffolk Hospital for further treatment.”

It is thought the woman was not a student at the college.

Police were also called to the scene. A force spokesman said the woman, who was initially believed to have been a pedestrian but was later clarified as being a cyclist, was 27 years old.

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Police had earlier said the driver of the Mercedes remained at the scene. The force spokesman later said the driver was questioned by police. It is not known if the driver was arrested or will be at a later stage, the force spokesman added.