Police confirmed that a 52-year-old man, injured in a serious two-vehicle collision this morning, was rushed to the hospital via ambulance, but the extent of his injuries as of 6pm remained unknown.

A police spokesman said that police and firefighters responded to reports of a serious collision on South Road, near the junction of Sayle Road, around 10.35am.

“Information now suggests that a taxi was being driven east on South Road and a private car was being driven in the opposite direction when the vehicles collided.

“It appears that the car involved was overtaking another vehicle, also headed west, at the time.

“The driver of the car, believed to be a local male resident, was injured. The extent of his injuries remains unknown at this time.

“However, he was transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance, conscious and breathing.”

At last check, the man was still in hospital. No one else was injured in the two-vehicle collision.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on either 211 or 295-001 as soon as possilbe.