UPDATE: Cyclist suffers serious head injuries after bus smash

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A female cyclist has been rushed to hospital with serious head injuries after she was involved in a collision with a bus this lunchtime.

Lancashire police were alerted to the incident on Longridge Road, Preston by the ambulance service at around 12.40pm today.

Scenre of the accident on Longridge Road

Scenre of the accident on Longridge Road

The police say the woman, who has not been named, has sustained serious head injuries and has been taken to Royal Preston Hospital.

Part of Longridge Road was closed between Red Scar roundabout and Whittingham Lane for more than two hours whilst the police investigated.

Police confirmed that the road was re-opened at 2.45pm.

Preston Bus and Stagecoach put diversions in place for the 88C, 88A and number 1 buses but the routes have since returned to normal.