A CYCLIST has been taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham after receiving potentially serious injuries in a crash.

A man, who was riding a bike at the junction of Waterside and Cheltenham Road, was involved in a crash with a car on Friday (January 9).

Abbey Bridge was closed for most of the day as emergency services dealt with the incident. 

One ambulance and one air ambulance arrived at the scene.

A spokesperson from West Mercia Police said: "Police were called around 1.20pm this afternoon to a collision between a vehicle and cyclist.

"The cyclist has been taken to hospital by ambulance, their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. The road is currently closed while the incident is dealt with."

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A spokesperson from West Midlands Ambulance services said: "We were called to reports of a collision between a car and a cyclist at the junction of Waterside and Cheltenham Road at 1.20pm.

"One ambulance and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham attended the scene.

"On arrival we discovered one male patient, the cyclist, who was treated for potentially serious injuries before being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, by land ambulance."