A CYCLIST remained in a critical condition today after a collision with a van at a busy road junction. The 41-year-old rider was crossing the junction of the B6317 Stella Road and Haugh Lane, in Blaydon, Gateshead, when he was struck by the white DAF box van.
The van driver, a 62-year-old man from Chester-le-Street, County Durham, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and was questioned by police.
Police are appealing for witnesses to a road traffic collision in which a cyclist received serious injuries. At about 11.45am on Monday a VW Caddy van being driven by a 52-year-old man was travelling along Huddersfield Road (A62) at Waterhead when it was in collision with a cyclist.
The 39-year-old cyclist suffered multiple injuries in the collision and was taken to Royal Oldham Hospital for treatment where he remains in a serious condition.
A cyclist was left with cuts and bruises after a crash with a car which drove away from the scene. Police are appealing for information about the collision which happened at 3pm in River Road, St Neots, on Saturday.
Inside the black car were two men in their 20s. They stopped momentarily but then drove off.