A Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) on duty has been rushed to hospital with “potentially life-changing injuries” following a crash in Loughborough.
Leicestershire Police said the PCSO was cycling on the A6 Leicester Road on Monday at around 8.20pm when she was involved in a collision with a black Kia Carens.
Officers attended the scene and the PCSO was subsequently taken to hospital.
Police said her injuries were potentially life-changing.
A 40-year-old male driver from Loughborough has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving while under the influence of drugs, the force said.
Detective Sergeant Paul Hawkins, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “I would firstly like to thank those members of the public who attended the scene and came to my colleague’s aid following the collision.
“Our investigation is very much in its early stages and we require further public help. I would like to speak to anyone who was travelling along Leicester Road – either towards or from Loughborough town centre – who has a dashcam in their vehicle.
“I would also like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or who saw the cyclist or black Kia Carens prior to the collision occurring. Any information you have could help our enquiries.”