UPDATED - Cyclist hurt in crash outside Harrogate school

The scene of the crash on Oatlands Drive outside St Aidan's School. (S)

The scene of the crash on Oatlands Drive outside St Aidan's School. (S)

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A cyclist hurt in a crash outside St Aidan’s School in Harrogate has now been taken to Leeds General Infirmary with serious head injuries.

The local man, aged in his 50s, was initially taken to Harrogate District Hospital after the crash on Oatlands Drive at around 7.15am this morning.

He has now been transferred to the care of the hospital in Leeds, suffering from serious head injuries.

Police say the man, riding a silver and blue mountain bike, was in a crash with a cream coloured Fiat Panda near the junction of the Slingsby Walk footpath near St Aidan’s School.

Both were heading from the direction of York Place.

Emergency services are still at the scene as they try to determine what happened. They have warned that the road will remain closed for several hours.

Diversions were put in place for pupils being dropped off at St Aidan’s and St John Fisher’s Schools, although there were major delays as parents struggled to drop their children off.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to the crash and anyone with information is asked to get in touch.

To contact police call North Yorkshire control room on 101, quoting incident 51 with the date of October 23.