THE A30 was closed both ways following a crash between a car and a motorcycle in West Stour on Tuesday evening.

The crash took place near Coking Farm, west of Shaftesbury, between Church Street and Common Lane in Kington Magna around 6pm.

It involved a green Citroen Xsara Picasso and a blue Triumph motorcycle.

Police officers and paramedics attended the scene.

The motorcyclist, a 54-year old man from Gillingham, was taken to Yeovil District Hospital to be treated for serious pelvic and spinal injuries.

They are not thought to be life-threatening.

The road was reopened by 9pm.