AN ELDERLY woman sustained serious head injuries after being hit by a cyclist in a seafront road.

Police blocked off Marine Parade in Worthing after the collision happened at 2.50pm.

The Argus:

They were joined at the scene by ambulance and air ambulance crews.

A passerby said: "It looks like it is really serious.

"I think a cyclist was knocked down.

"The air ambulance is still here and the road around the pier is closed off."

The Argus:

Sussex Police said air ambulance had attended but the woman had been taken to hospital by road.

A spokesman said: "At 2.50pm a woman pedestrian in her early seventies and a cyclist were in collision at Marine Parade, Worthing. 

"The woman was taken by road ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital to be treated for a serious head injury. 

"The cyclist was not reported to have been injured. 

The Argus:

"Anyone who was what happened can contact the police online or by calling 101, quoting Operation Garston." 

An AA spokesman said: "The road is closed and there is slow traffic due to a crash in Marine Parade both ways from The Royal Arcade to The Steyne."