A MOTORCYCLIST remains in a critical condition after a serious crash on Dorset Way in Poole yesterday.

The single vehicle accident took place on the westbound carriageway between the Tower Park roundabout and Oakdale Road.

Police were called at 4.05pm to reports of a man unconscious in the road, 400 metres from the Tower Park roundabout.

The motorcycle was a single blue Yamaha R6 being ridden by 28-year-old male from the Bulford area in Wiltshire.

The Yamaha left the carriageway and collided with a lamppost.

The man suffered serious injuries and is being treated in Poole Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

Witnesses to the crash are asked to contact PC Munro of Dorset Police on 101.

The road was closed until late on Wednesday night to allow for investigation and debris to be cleared from the road.