A CYCLIST has been airlifted to hospital with a serious injury after a crash in Poole.

The incident, involving a black Honda Civic and a purple mountain bike, took place at 7.55am on Tuesday, May 14.

A police cordon was put in place on Ringwood Road and Rossmore Road while emergency services dealt with the incident and carried out an examination of the scene.

The cyclist, a man aged in his 50s from Poole, was taken to hospital for treatment to a serious leg injury.

Morebus reported bus services were diverted while road closures were in place.

Police constable Steven Eastwood, of the traffic unit, said: “I am carrying out enquiries to establish what happened and am keen to speak to any witnesses who were in the area.

“I would also like to hear from any motorists who may have captured anything of relevance on dashcam footage.

“Finally, I would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding while the road closures were in place.”

A Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance spokesperson said: "Our critical care team assisted at the scene of the incident and conveyed an adult male to Southampton Hospital by helicopter.

"The team we provided consisted of a doctor and two specialist practitioners in critical care, who specialise in pre-hospital emergency medicine. The aircraft was crewed as usual, by a pilot and co-pilot."

Anyone with information can contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email at scit@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240071508.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.