Cyclist seriously hurt after being hit by a bus in York city centre

The scene of the action at the junction of Rougier Street and Lendal Bridge. Photographs: YorkMix

A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a bus on Rougier Street.

The incident happened shortly after 12.30pm on Friday (May 27) at the junction between Rougier Street and Station Rise.

A spokeswoman for Yorkshire Ambulance Service said the cyclist, 55, had sustained ‘serious injuries’, and was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance landed in Memorial Gardens nearby.

A spokeswoman for North Yorkshire Police said the man suffered head injuries, but they are not thought to be life-threatening.

The bus, a Connexions service, was travelling from the direction of the railway station towards Rougier Street.

Roads around the incident were closed but were due to be re-opened by mid-afternoon.

Looking towards the bus from Lendal Bridge
Looking towards the bus from Lendal Bridge
The view from the traffic island
The view from the traffic island
Police taped off the road and traffic island until the bus was moved
Police taped off the road and traffic island until the bus was moved
The accident happened at lunchtime on Friday
The accident happened at lunchtime on Friday
A view looking towards Lendal Bridge
A view looking towards Lendal Bridge
Roads were closed in the aftermath of the crash
Roads were closed in the aftermath of the crash
Accident investigation officers collect evidence
Accident investigation officers collect evidence