A CYCLIST has been airlifted to hospital following a collision with a lorry in Woodley this morning.
The 20-year-old man suffered what were described as serious head and arm injuries following the crash at the junction between Concorde Way and Viscount Way.
The emergency services attended after receiving a call at 8.12am.
A spokesperson for South Central Ambulance Service said that the cyclist was not wearing a helmet. He was airlifted to the major trauma unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. A rapid response vehicle and an ambulance also attended the scene.
A Thames Valley Police spokesperson said: “Officers were called at 8.16am today following a road traffic collision involving a lorry and male cyclist in Concorde Way, Woodley at the junction of Viscount Way.
“A 42 year-old man from Reading was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst un-fit through drink.
“An investigation is ongoing and we would ask anyone with information about this collision to call us on 101.”