A MOTORCYCLIST suffered injuries to his head and legs when his bike collided with a car near York.

The 59-year-old man was riding a blue Kawasaki Ninja in Towthorpe Road at about 5pm on Sunday when he collided with a white Citroen DS4.

He was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary for treatment. A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said his injuries were not thought to be life-threatening, A passenger in the Citroen suffered minor injuries in the crash.

Anyone who saw the incident, or either of the vehicles prior to the crash should contact police on 101 or email lee.cobb@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk