A cyclist was left with serious leg injuries following a collision with a double decker bus in Headington.

The 52-year-old woman was involved in a collision at approximately 9.15am on Thursday, March 2, on Titup Hall Drive at the junction with Old Road.

She was treated at the scene by South Central Ambulance Service, before being taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital. She has since been discharged and is recovering.

Her bike was left crushed under a wheel of the bus.

St Mary's councillor Emily Kerr photographed and tweeted the image and said the “picture made me cry”.

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Investigating officer PC Andy Wickens said he was appealing for witnesses to the collision and urged the public to avoid speculation on social media.

Oxford Mail: A cyclist was hit by a bus A cyclist was hit by a bus (Image: Emily Kerr/Twitter)

He said: “I am appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the collision, or who have dash-cam, doorbell or CCTV footage to get in touch with Thames Valley Police if they can assist the investigation.

“I am also aware of social media posts and comments in relation to this incident, and I would ask that public speculation is avoided to allow the investigation to take place unhindered and without prejudice.

“You can get in touch with Thames Valley Police either by making a report online or by calling 101, quoting reference 43230094531.”