A male cyclist was taken to the Royal United Hospital in Bath following a serious collision with a van in Bradford on Avon this morning.

The cyclist was trapped under the Sainsbury's home delivery van after the collision near the town bridge just before 9am.

The road was closed to traffic in both directions for about an hour while emergency services dealt with the incident.

A spokesperson for the South Western Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) said: “We were called at 08.57hrs to an incident in Bradford on Avon.

"We sent a critical care car, an operations officer, an air ambulance and a double-crewed land ambulance. We conveyed one patient by land ambulance to Royal United Hospital, Bath.”

During the incident, traffic backed up on all major routes into the town and Wiltshire Police urged drivers to find alternative routes.

A spokesman for Wiltshire Police said the road had reopened at 10am and thanked everyone for their patience

Earlier, police said: “We received a call at 9am this morning (19/05) to a collision in Bridge Street, Bradford on Avon, which involved a cyclist and a van.

“The road was closed for a short time to allow emergency services to work at the scene.

“The male cyclist was taken to the Royal United Hospital with a suspected fractured wrist. The road was clear by 10am.”

A Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “At 9.04am this morning, crews from Trowbridge and Bradford on Avon were called to a road traffic collision on St Margaret’s Street, Bradford on Avon.

“The incident involved a push bike and van – our crews used airbags and a trolley jack to release a casualty from under the van. Our stop came at 9.34am.”