A cyclist has been taken to hospital with “serious injuries” after she was involved in a crash with a car.

The woman, aged in her 60s, was riding along Sandpit Lane in St Albans just before 2pm yesterday when the incident happened.

The collision was between her and a red Honda Civic car. The driver of the car was not injured but the woman had to be taken to hospital.

A road closure was put in place to allow emergency services to deal with the crash. The road was open again just after 5pm.

The crash is being investigated by the roads policing unit and there is an appeal for witnesses.

Sergeant Will Hood from the Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Road Policing Unit said: “We are working to establish the exact circumstances surrounding this collision and I would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident and has not yet spoken to police. If you have a dash cam fitted in your vehicle and believe you may have footage that could assist our investigation please also contact me as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt Hood by emailing william.hood@herts.pnn.police.uk or calling 101, quoting ISR 406 of November 2.