Cyclist seriously injured after being knocked off his bike

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A cyclist suffered serious injuries after being knocked off his bike this morning (Thursday).

The cyclist, a man in his 50s, was knocked from his bike on the southbound carriageway of the A19, around 100 metres south of the Killingworth Interchange.

He suffered serious injuries and is currently receiving treatment at Newcastle’s RVI.

The incident happened between 5.45am and 6am today (Thursday).

Police are working to establish exactly what happened and have already spoken to the driver of a car and the driver of an HGV who were in the area at the time.

Anyone who saw the cyclist in the area at the time or who saw the collision is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference 195 16/10/14.