A 59-YEAR-OLD Widnes man is in hospital after being knocked from his bicycle by a motorist between Cromwell Avenue and Sankey Green Island in Warrington.
The cyclist, who has not been named, was thrown from his bike after colliding with a small hatchback car at 7.45am on Monday.
The driver of the car failed to stop and police are appealing for any witnesses.
The man was admitted to Warrington District Hospital with serious head injuries but has since been transferred to Walton Hospital, where his condition is now described as 'poorly'.
Sergeant Mike Jones, of Cheshire Police, said: 'We have had some witnesses come forward and we returned to the scene [on
Tuesday] to stop vehicles which are passing along Cromwell Avenue and Sankey Green Island, which leads to the town centre.
'We are still appealing for the driver of the small hatchback to come forward.'
Commuters travelling to and from Halton to Warrington were gridlocked close to Warrington town centre and many people were delayed by more than an hour.
A Widnes woman travelling to Warrington said: 'The dual carriageway was reopened at about 10.30am after being closed from about 8am.
'The cars were bumper to bumper and it was obvious something serious had happened.'
Anybody with information should contact Sgt Mike Jones on 01244 613 813.