A CYCLIST has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a van in North Berwick.

Police are at the scene after the crash at the junction of Dirleton Road and Hamilton Road.

The incident happened at about 3.40pm this afternoon (Tuesday).

The male cyclist suffered serious injuries and was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh for treatment.

Local traffic diversions are currently in place in the area around Dirleton Road and drivers are advised to avoid the area for the time being.