A CYCLIST has been rushed to hospital with a serious shoulder injury after being knocked off his bike.

Police and paramedics were called to Roach Vale, Colchester, at about 11am today.

A 48-year-old man was hit by a 47-year-old woman from Colchester who was driving a Ford Fiesta.

He was taken to Colchester General Hospital by ambulance for emergency treatment.

The driver has been reported for careless driving.