A BOURNEMOUTH motorcyclist suffered serious injuries on Tuesday night after a crash involving a car at Longfleet Road, Poole.

The male rider of the black Suzuki was rushed to Poole Hospital with leg injuries following the collision with a blue Jeep Cherokee at 8.30pm.

Traffic was diverted from the area to allow emergency services to the scene and the busy road was shut between the Bird’s Hill Road and Garland Road junction and Fernside Road (Shah of Persia) junction.