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Cyclist in critical condition as man is arrested for drink and drug driving following Norwich crash

PUBLISHED: 12:07 04 April 2018 | UPDATED: 19:05 04 April 2018

Aylsham Road, Norwich.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Aylsham Road, Norwich. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Archant Norfolk 2018

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink and drug driving as a cyclist remains in a critical condition in Addenbroke’s hospital.

Aylsham Road, Norwich.
Picture: ANTONY KELLYAylsham Road, Norwich. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The arrest came after a crash in Norwich yesterday (Tuesday), at around 4pm, when a black Audi Q7 and a cyclist collided on Aylsham Road, close to Barclays bank and Glenmore Gardens turning.

The rider of the bicycle was taken to Addenbrooke’s hospital with life-threatening injuries where he remains in a critical condition.

A man in his 30s, from the Norwich area, was arrested on suspicion of drink driving, drug driving and dangerous driving. He was taken to Aylsham Police Investigation Centre where he awaits questioning.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or the manner of driving/riding of either vehicle prior to the incident, should contact Andy Hughes at Wymondham Roads Policing by calling 101.

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