Biker seriously injured after crash

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A motorcyclist suffered serious injuries after colliding with a van at a crossroads.

The incident happened on Garstang Road, near the junction with Hardhorn Road, Poulton, at around 5pm on Thursday.

Police said the collision involved a Suzuki motorbike and a Vauxhall Vivaro van.

The rider, a man in his 50s, is believed to have suffered a back injury and a broken leg.

He has been taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

The road has been closed and police expect it to stay closed for some time because of an oil spill.

Recovery of the two vehicles is underway.

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