No arrests after cyclist hospitalised by car driven on wrong side of road

Incident took place on Thursday in Stockton-on-Tees

The incident took place on Prince Regent Street in Stockon-on-Tees
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A cyclist in Stockton-on-Tees has been taken to hospital after reportedly being hit by a car driving down the wrong side of the road.

The incident took place on Thursday morning on Prince Regent Street, a major road near the town centre.

A spokesman for Cleveland Police said that the cyclist was not thought to be seriously injured, but had been taken to hospital as a "precaution".

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According to Gazette Live (opens in new tab), witnesses described how a silver Suzuki was being driven down the wrong side of the road at the time of the incident.

However, police said that no arrests had been made in connection with the incident.

Stockton is a town well known to British cyclists, having hosted the British Road National Championships in 2016, which finished on the High Street - only a few hundred metres from where this accident took place.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.