A cyclist was taken to hospital with serious head injuries after being struck by a vehicle in Markham Saturday afternoon.

The man was thrown from his bike after being hit from behind around 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of Markham Road and 16th Avenue, York Regional police said.

Bleeding from the head, he was taken to hospital where he was treated with stiches.

Police closed down a section of Markham Road following the collision.

No charges have been laid.