A TEENAGER is fighting for life after a 'three young men on a motorbike' were in a crash in Bournemouth last night.

The casualty, a 17-year-old boy, is understood to have been on a silver Honda motorcycle which was involved in a collision with a black Vauxhall Zafira.

The crash happened in Christchurch Road, at the junction with Derby Road, at 10.35pm.

Three male teenagers, at least two of whom were believed to have been on the motorcycle at the time of the collision, were taken to hospital.

A 17-year-old boy is believed to have sustained life-threatening injuries and a 16-year-old boy and 18-year-old man sustained serious injuries.

Their families have all been informed and are being supported by officers.

The two occupants of the Vauxhall were taken to hospital and treated for injuries that were not believed to be serious.

Road closures were put in place as emergency services dealt with the incident and for an examination of the scene to be conducted.

The road was reopened at 4.40am today.

It is understood an air ambulance landed at Kings Park. 

Sergeant Mark Scammell, of the traffic unit, said: “Our thoughts are with those who were injured and their families. We are carrying out a full investigation to establish the exact circumstances of the collision.

“I would urge anyone who witnesses the incident, or the manner of driving of the vehicles involved prior to it, to please contact us. I am also keen to hear from anyone who was driving in the area and may have relevant dashcam footage.

“Finally, I would like to thank members of the public for their patience and understanding while the road closures were in place. As ever, these were completely necessary to allow the emergency services to respond and for a detailed examination of the scene to take place.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting 11:417.