A CYCLIST has been rushed to hospital after being 'seriously injured' in a crash in Lower Earley.

The cyclist, a man in his thirties, was struck in the crash that also involved a black Mercedes C220 yesterday (Aug 28) at 11.40am.

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It happened on the Carshalton Way roundabout at the junction with Cutbush Lane.

Thames Valley Police said a man has since been arrested in connection with the crash.

A 60-year-old man, from Reading, was arrested on suspicion of drug-driving and careless driving. He remains in custody.

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Investigating officer, PC Jamie Payne, of the Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit, said: “I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident which has left a man with serious injuries to please come forward.

“I would also urge anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident to check any dash-cam footage in case it captured what happened."

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 ref 43200269824