UPDATE: Cyclist airlifted to hospital after Durham City traffic smash

Leazes Road in Durham City. Copyright: Google Maps
Leazes Road in Durham City. Copyright: Google Maps
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A cyclist has been airlifted to hospital after sustaining head injuries in a traffic smash.

It happened on the A690 Leazes Road earlier today between New Elvet and Leazes Lane earlier today.

The collision took place between the cyclist who was on his pedal bike and an Audi car.

The male cyclist suffered head injuries and was taken to hospital by the Great North Air Ambulance.

A spokeswoman for Durham Police said: “Police were called just after 2.15pm on Tuesday to a report of a road traffic collision involving an Audi car and a pedal cyclist at the Leaze’s Bowl roundabout in Durham City.

“The air ambulance attended to transport the injured cyclist to hospital.

“He is believed to be suffering from head injuries.”

A spokesman from Great North Air Ambulance Service said: “We were called to a roundabout on Leazes Road, Durham, where a male cyclist, believed 25-years-old, had collided with a car. The aircraft landed at the Racecourse. The patient had sustained serious head injuries and was anaesthetised on scene by GNAAS’ doctor-led trauma team, working alongside their colleagues in the North East Ambulance Service.

“The man was flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. The flight took seven minutes and he was stable on arrival.”