A MAN has been sent to a major trauma unit after a 'serious' crash between a cyclist and a car took place last night in Winnersh, Reading.

The crash was first reported to police at around 10.40pm on the Winnersh Triangle roundabout, Reading, by Showcase Cinema.

The injured cyclist, a man in his twenties, was rushed to the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, following the crash last night, August 10.

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Thames Valley Police, South Central Ambulance Service, and Thames Valley Air Ambulance all attended the scene.

A spokesman for Thames Valley Air Ambulance confirmed a helicopter was dispatched to provide advanced critical care at the incident at around 11.20pm yesterday evening.

The cyclist currently remains in a critical but stable condition, police have said.

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A spokesman for South Central Ambulance Service said: "We received a 999 call at 22:39 last night with the caller reporting a road traffic collision on the Winnersh Roundabout (A3290).

"We sent two ambulances, a paramedic team leader in a rapid response vehicle and the Thames Valley Air Ambulance to the scene.

"On arrival, we found one patient – an adult male estimated to be in his mid-20s – who had sustained serious head injuries and following initial treatment at the scene, he was then taken by road to the major trauma unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford."

Thames Valley Police are now appealing for witnesses to the incident, asking the public to check any dash-cam footage they may have.

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Investigating officer PC James Baker, of the Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit based at Three Mile Cross, said: “We are appealing for witnesses to this collision to please come forward.

"We would also ask any motorists who were driving at around 10.40pm near or on the Showcase Cinema roundabout to please check their dash-cams if they have one to see if it captures the collision or the moments before the collision."

Police also urged residents who believe they may have information to get in contact via thamesvalley.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/, or by cotacting 101 with the reference number 43200248259.