A MAIN road in to York has been reopened after an accident during the morning rush hour.

Both police and ambulance attended the accident on Acomb Road close to the junction with New Lane and outside Holgate Methodist Church.

The road was closed in both directions and was believed to involve a car and a motorbike traffic was diverted along New Lane throughout the closure.

A spokeswoman for Yorkshire Ambulance Service said: "We received a report that a motorcyclist had fallen off their motorbike in Acomb Road at 8.34am.

"The patient was taken by road ambulance to York Hospital."

A North Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said the force received reports of a collision at the New Lane / Acomb Road junction shortly before 8.40am.

"The incident involved a motorcycle and the rider has been taken to York Hospital with serious, but not believed to be life threatening injuries," she said.