A MOTORCYCLIST suffered head and leg injuries after a crash in Bretherton.

Police were called around 9.10pm on Thursday (February 7) after reports of an accident in North Road in Bretherton

A 51-year-old man riding a Kawasaki motorbike had been involved in a collision with a telegraph pole.

The man was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.

The road was closed for four hours while accident investigators attended the scene.

Police are appealing for information and urging any witnesses to come forward.

Sgt Oliver Jones, of Lancashire Police’s Tacticial Operations Team, said: “We are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision in Bretherton.

“A motorcyclist has suffered head and leg injuries and is currently being treated at hospital.

“If you saw happened, or saw the motorbike in the moments before the collision, please call us.”

The man was from the Southport area.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or email 2324@lancashire.pnn.police.uk quoting log reference 1415 of February 7.