A MOTORCYCLIST has been taken to hospital with serious injuries following a crash on the A50 Manchester Road in Knutsford, near to The Cottons Hotel.

The crash, between a BMW car and a motorcyclist riding a Harley Davidson, happened just before 11am yesterday.

The road was closed for several hours while paramedics attended to the 63-year-old rider.

Police say the man's injuries are serious but not life-threatening.

A spokesman for Cheshire Police said: "At 10.56am on 4 August police were called to the A50 Manchester Road, Knutsford following reports of a serious collision.

"The collision involved a blue BMW and a Harley Davidson near to the Cottons Hotel. The rider of the motorbike, a 63-year-old man, was taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary with serious injuries which aren’t believed to be life threatening."

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Police are now appealing for any witnesses to the crash to come forward.

Anyone who witnessed the incident should call police on 101 quoting IML 476428. Dashcam footage can be submitted by going to cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/roads-and-vehicle-safety/submit-dashcam-footage