A DRIVER has been arrested following an incident which left a cyclist hospitalised.

A 29-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of committing motoring offences following the collision on Brinkburn Road at about 8.20am yesterday morning.

The cyclist was taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital but his injuries are not thought to be serious.

Witness Brenda Locker, owner of Good News newsagents on Brinkburn Road, said: "I saw the bike go flying up in the air.

"The driver looked really worried.

"The cyclist was laid down so I went to get him a pillow because he didn't look very comfortable - his head was flopping about all over the place.

"I've still got his bike in my back yard - it's a right mess."