A 20-year-old motorcyclist is being treated in hospital in critical condition following a collision shortly before 1pm on Monday.

According to police statement, around 12.45pm, a car driven by a 54-year-old man on Makarios Avenue in Nicosia, in circumstances under investigation, collided with a motorcycle driven by a 20-year-old man.

The motorcyclist was taken by ambulance to the Nicosia general hospital where he was immediately admitted to the operating room and then kept for treatment in the ICU where he is in a critical condition.

The 54-year-old driver of the car was subjected to a breathalyzer test with a negative result.

Nicosia traffic police are continuing the investigation.