A MOTORBIKE rider was taken to hospital with serious injuries last night following a collision with a car in Ferndown.

The call was made to Dorset Police just before 10.50pm with reports of the incident on Ringwood Road, close to the McDonalds restaurant, involving a red VW Golf, registered to a man from Bournemouth.

It also involved a blue Honda motorbike, registered to a man from Ferndown, from which the rider was taken to Poole Hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries consisting of broken bones.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said that the rider remains in a serious but stable condition.