A CYCLIST was taken to hospital following an incident with a car on Bournemouth Road in Poole.

Emergency services were contacted at 8.37am this morning with a report of the RTC on the busy main road through Parkstone, which saw the cyclist receive shoulder and head injuries.

He was taken to Poole Hospital for treatment. It is not believed that the driver of the silver BMW 230d M Sport, registered to a company from Peterborough, received any injuries.

Traffic was advised to avoid the Ashley Cross area while the incident was ongoing and Bournemouth Road was cleared by 9.09am.