A CYCLIST has been airlifted to Southampton General Hospital after sustaining life-threatening injuries following a collision. 
Isle of Wight Police were called to Arthurs Hill, in Shanklin, at 2.14pm yesterday (Friday) to reports of a collision involving a cyclist.
Upon arrival officers found a 57 year old man with life-threatening head injuries. 
He was first taken to St Mary’s Hospital then airlifted to Southampton, where he is receiving treatment.
In a statement, a spokesperson for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight constabulary said: "Officers are trying to establish exactly what happened to cause the cyclist to come off his bike and would like to hear from anyone who may have seen the cyclist prior to the incident or anyone who witnessed it.
"The cyclist was riding a dark coloured bike."
If you have any information relating to this case, call 101 quoting reference '44170290627', or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.