A CYCLIST has been taken to hospital with a broken arm and back injuries after being hit by a car in Hartlepool.
The rider of the bike – who police have described as a “woman in her 40s” – was in collision with a blue Volkswagon Passat car.
The incident happened on the A179 road, near to the Easington Road roundabout, opposite the town’s Dyke House Sports and Technology College.
The woman driver of the car remained at the scene and the injured cyclist was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees, in Stockton, by ambulance.
A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police said: “We received a report of this incident at 9.59am today to say that a woman in her 40s had been knocked from a bike opposite Dyke House school.
“She suffered back injuries and a suspected broken arm and was taken to hospital.
“The woman driver of the Passat remained at the scene of the incident.”