A BUSY road in Hereford was closed for several hours overnight after a crash involving a cyclist and a lorry.

The A438 Ledbury Road has reopened this morning after it was closed overnight by the emergency call.

A police spokesperson said officers received a report of a crash involving a blue lorry and a cyclist on Ledbury Road near the junction with Foley Street at around 11.30pm last night (November 17).

It was reported that the cyclist fell off his bike and collided with the lorry.

The cyclist, who was taken to Hereford County Hospital, was left with serious injuries after the crash, which happened near the Foley Street junction.

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A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said crews were called to reports that a cyclist had suffered a medical emergency before being involved in a crash with a lorry on Ledbury Road.

"We sent two ambulances and a paramedic officer to the scene," the spokespeson said. 

"On arrival, crews found the cyclist, a man, in a critical condition. Staff worked quickly to treat the man at the scene and continued treatment on route at hospital where the MERIT trauma doctors and critical care paramedic met them to assist with treatment.”

Ledbury Road in Hereford was closed between Lichfield Avenue and Central Avenue after the crash.

A spokesperson for Herefordshire Council and Balfour Beatty Living Places confirmed at 6am this morning (November 18) that the road has now been reopened.

A cordon has been left in place on the footpath beside the Ledbury Road railway bridge this morning.