Man held after cyclist injured in Essex

A 25-year-old Leigh-on-Sea man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after a crash left a cyclist in a critical condition in hospital.

A 25-year-old Leigh-on-Sea man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after a crash left a cyclist in a critical condition in hospital.

The 55-year-old victim, from Westcliff, was riding on Westbourne Grove in the town when he was in collision with a blue Ford Mondeo at 9.25am yesterday.

He was taken to Southend University Hospital and later transferred to Queen's Hospital in Romford, where he is being treated for critical head injuries.

Anyone witnesses should call police on 01268 775533.

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