South East Wales

Cyclist critical after Cardiff gritting lorry crash

The gritter stopped at the top of Custom House Street
Image caption A woman sustained life-threatening and life-changing injuries in the crash

A cyclist is in a critical condition after a collision with a gritting lorry in Cardiff.

South Wales Police said a Mercedes gritting vehicle collided with a female cyclist on Custom House Street at 21:20 GMT on Thursday.

The woman sustained life-threatening and life-changing injuries and is being treated at the University Hospital of Wales where she is critical but stable.

Police thanked members of the public who assisted at the scene.

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Media captionA gritting vehicle collided with a female cyclist on Thursday

Nearby Custom House Street and Bute Street were closed for a time to allow officers to investigate the crash and have since reopened.

A council spokesman said: "The council has been made aware of an incident and is helping police with their inquiries."

Anyone who witnessed the incident has been asked to contact police.

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