A CYCLIST was treated for serious injuries after falling from his bike on a busy road in Worcester. 

Paramedics treated the man - who they found in Barbourne Road - before taking him to hospital.

The incident, described by eyewitnesses on the scene as 'really nasty', saw police cordon off Barbourne Road, causing heavy traffic in the surrounding areas. 

While emergency services were waiting to arrive, a heroic ex-police officer turned minibus driver came to the injured cyclists aid. 

A spokesperson from the West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We were called to an incident at the junction of Barbourne Road and Barbourne Terrace in Worcester at 11.25am.

"An ambulance was sent to the scene where, on arrival, crews found a man had fallen off his bicycle.

"Ambulance staff treated him for serious but not life-threatening injuries and he was conveyed to Worcestershire Royal Hospital."

One woman who drove past the incident before the ambulance arrived said the incident looked 'really nasty.'

Police said no other vehicles were involved in the incident.

A West Mercia Police spokesperson said: "We were called to a single collision involving a cyclist on Barbourne Road, in Worcester at around 11.30am on Friday, June 14.

"The rider suffered injuries not believed to be life-threatening or life changing."

A heroic school minibus driver for RGS Worcester ensured the cyclist was safe after the incident. 

The driver was returning to RGS after dropping off pupils from RGS The Grange in Worcester.

A spokesperson for the school said while driving up The Tything, the driver, who is a first aid trained former police officer, noticed the cyclist on the ground.

He quickly decided to stop the empty minibus to block traffic and ensure the safety of the man, before leaving his vehicle to assist him. 

He then remained with him until emergency services arrived.

Traffic was heavy in both directions while the road closure was in place near Barbourne Terrace, with drivers diverted along St George's Lane, which was also very busy.

The road had re-opened by the early afternoon.