AN 80-YEAR-OLD cyclist has been airlifted to hospital and is in a serious condition after a collision with a car in York.

It happened on Green Dykes Lane, on the approach to the traffic light junction with Hull Road and Lawrence Street, shortly after 7pm yesterday.

Police said it involved an 80-year-old man on a bicycle and a BMW 1 Series that was stationary in traffic waiting for the traffic lights to change.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: "It appears the man on the bicycle has collided with the rear of the BMW and he has fallen onto the road.

"Paramedics gave him treatment at the scene before he was taken by air ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary. He is in a serious but stable condition."

The scene was closed to traffic until 11.30pm while the collision investigation took place.

Witnesses to the collision are asked to phone North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for the Major Collision Investigation Team, or email

Quote reference number 12170182027.