A 49-year-old cyclist is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after being in collision with a lorry in Torquay.

Police and emergency services were called to the A380 Riviera Way around 4.40pm yesterday (July 29) after the collision at Browns Bridge Road.

The MAN 7.5 HGV was travelling towards Newton Abbot when it was in collision with the cyclist who was crossing the carriageway.

The rider, from Paignton, received serious injuries and which are described as life threatening. He was initially treated at Torbay District Hospital and then taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

A specialist forensic investigation of the scene took place and the road was fully opened by 10.15pm.

Police from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for witnesses to this incident to contact them on 101, quoting log number 618 of 29/07/14.