A NINE-YEAR-OLD Trowbridge cyclist is being treated in hospital after he suffered what are understood to be serious injuries in a collision with a car last night.

An air ambulance was called in to airlift the child to hospital, after he was involved in the collision at 6.16pm on Hammond Way, on the edge of Hilperton near the Kennet and Avon Canal, close to the roundabout at the junction with Thestfield Drive, the road which leads onto the Staverton Marina estate.

It is understood the child was riding the cycle when he was involved in a collision with a yellow Nissan Juke. He was flown to the Bristol Children’s Hospital.

The Great Western Air Ambulance landed on the wide verge next to Hammond Way after he was treated by the Swift medic team and paramedics at the scene.

The roundabout and a section of Hammond Way were closed for about two hours during the evening during police investigations into the collision.

Police now want to trace witnesses to the collision, any children who were in the vicinity, or drivers with a dashcam in their vehicle using Hammond Way at the time of the accident. Anyone with any information should call 101 and ask for PC Alan King or PC Jay Clifton, or phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.