One person has been airlifted to hospital, following a serious crash involving a cyclist in Chatham-Kent.

Chatham-Kent police responded to Park Avenue, just east of Creek Road on Thursday, around 6 a.m. for a report of a collision. When officers arrived they found a male cyclist lying on the gravel shoulder of the road.

The man was transported to Chatham-Kent Health Alliance for treatment, but has since been airlifted to a Windsor hospital. Officials tell CTV Windsor that the 52-year-old is listed in critical condition and is undergoing surgery.

Park Avenue is expected to remain closed for several hours, while traffic investigators probe the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Const. Brent Middel at or by calling 519-436-6600 ext. 87195.