A CYCLIST has been taken to hospital after a collision with a lorry in the Oakdale area of Poole.

Emergency services received reports of a cyclist trapped under a vehicle on Dorchester Road, at the junction with Wingfield Avenue, close to Scott Baines Estate Agents, at around 12.20pm.

A man in his 20s from Poole received hip and leg injuries during the incident, which are not believed to be life-threatening.

The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance was called to the scene, but stood down once the cyclist’s condition was assessed and he was taken to Poole Hospital by staff from South Western Ambulance Service.

It is believed that the driver of the lorry, registered to a company from Devon, did not sustain any injuries.

Graham Wilkins, Transport Supervisor for Vital Pet Products, said: “The driver of the lorry was very shaken and obviously it was very traumatic for him, but I think he will be okay.”

Emma Lyall from Ammara Nails and Beauty, said: “I just heard the cyclist calling out for help and I went to go and find out what was happening. The emergency services on the phone told me to check him over to see what injuries he had, which I tried to do, until the ambulance arrived.”

Sarah Oliver, branch manager of Scott Baines Estate Agents, said: “He told one of our colleagues to ring his dad, which he did. There were lots of people trying to help. Ambulance staff put screens around the cyclist while they worked with him, before he was taken to hospital.”

Officers from Dorset Police closed Oakdale Road from the Canford Heath turn-off to the Dorchester Road junction, as well as cordoning off part of Wingfield Avenue, before the road was fully cleared by 2.35pm.

Two fire engines from Dorset Fire and Rescue Service also made their way to the scene but were not needed.