Cyclist in his 80s suffers serious injuries after being hit by car

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A cyclist in his 80s suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car this afternoon (Wednesday).

Emergency services were called to Lees Hall Road in Thorhill Lees at around 1.20pm, to reports of a blue Vauxhall Passat hitting a man on his bike.

The cyclist was taken to Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield.

A police spokesman said that the man’s injuries were serious but understood not to be life-threatening, despite his age.