A NORTHWICH man has sustained serious injuries in a road accident. at 3.55pm today.

The accident happened on the A49 Tarporley road near to its junction with Raddel Lane.

A green Kawasaki motorcycle was travelling in the general direction of Bartington when it came into collision with a white transit connect van travelling in the same direction. The rider of the Kawasaki, a man from the Northwich area, sustained serious injuries and was taken to Aintree hospital, Merseyside.

The driver of the van, also a man from the Northwich area, was uninjured.

Cheshire Police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or any pre-collision driving to contact 101 quoting incident 620 23/05/15.

The A49 remains closed at the scene for the collision investigation to take place. The road is likely to be reopened by 8pm.