Cyclist critical after East Lancs road collision

A cyclist was critically injured in a collision with a car on the East Lancashire Road (A580) on Merseyside.

The emergency services were called to the road, between Haydock and Liverpool, at 1050 BST on Sunday.

The cyclist was taken to hospital by air ambulance.

The driver of a blue Fiat Punto stopped at the scene. He is assisting police with their inquiries, a Merseyside Police spokeswoman said. Witnesses are asked to contact police.

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