A CYCLIST has been taken to hospital after being involved in a collision with a car in Poole this afternoon.

The incident, involving a bicycle and a red Lexus RX registered to a local man, was reported to South Western Ambulance Service at 4.20pm, following the crash on Banks Road in Sandbanks.

A man who was riding the bike has been taken to Poole Hospital for treatment, although it is not know the extent of his injuries, but it is not thought to be life-threatening.

The driver of the Lexus RX was checked over by ambulance staff, but did not sustain any injuries.