An elderly cyclist has suffered 'head and back injuries' after being hit by a car in Hartlepool.
The 74-year-old male collided with a white Vauxhall Astra at the Marina Way roundabout on Wednesday afternoon.
Although his injuries are not thought to be life threatening, he was taken onto hospital, and the driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.
A Cleveland Police spokesperson said: "We received a report of a collision involving a 74-year-old male cyclist and a white Vauxhall Astra around 2pm on Wednesday, September 15.
"A 74-year-old male suffered head and back injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening, and he was taken to hospital for medical treatment."
The 25-year-old male driver of the Astra was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and driving without due care and attention.
He has been released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.
A North East Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called just after 2pm yesterday to reports of a road traffic collision in Marina Way, Hartlepool.
"We dispatched a specialist paramedic, an ambulance crew and a clinical care manager, and transported one patient to North Tees Hospital."
The road was closed whilst emergency services were in attendance and was reopened around 3.10pm.