A MAN on roller skates suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to hospital following a collision with a car in Bournemouth.

Police and the ambulance service were called to Richmond Hill at 11.12pm last night following the incident, which involved a black Seat Toledo.

The air ambulance landed in Meyrick Park and the injured man - in his 20s and from Bournemouth - was taken to Southampton General Hospital where he remains in a serious condition. His next of kin have been informed.

The driver of the Seat was uninjured.

The road was closed to allow emergency services to treat the injured man and carry out a thorough investigation of the scene. It has since reopened.

Inspector Joe Pardey, of the Dorset Police traffic unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the injured man and his family at this time.

“I am appealing to any witnesses or anyone who was driving in the area at the time and may have relevant dashcam footage to please contact us.

“Finally, I would like to thank members of their public for their patience and understanding while the road closures were in place.”

Information to Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident numbr 12:557 or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.