A cyclist has been knocked off their bike by a car in Welcome Bay.

Inspector Jason Greenhalgh from police northern communications said a cyclist had been hit by a car and was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

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The injuries were to the cyclist's leg and hip and Mr Greenhalgh said he was being taken to hospital for a check up.

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The incident happened near Welcome Bay Rd's intersection with James Cook Dr.