A CYCLIST has been taken to hospital after a collision with a pedestrian in York city centre this afternoon (June 26).

Several police vehicles and an ambulance attended the collision on Museum Street, near the junction with Duncombe Place.

A spokeswoman for Yorkshire Ambulance Service said they were called to the crash at 1pm and took one patient to York Hospital.

A police spokesman confirmed that the cyclist was taken to hospital.

North Yorkshire Police's control room tweeted that roads were closed between High Petergate and Station Road. The roads have now reopened.

A police officer tweeted that traffic was "extremely heavy" in the area.

Motorists were urged to avoid the area.