UPDATE: Motorcyclist taken to hospital after A285 crash

A MAN was taken to hospital after sustaining ‘serious leg injuries’ in a motorbike crash at the weekend.

The accident happened on the A285 at Coultershaw Bridge at around 12.50pm on Saturday (October 5).

There were no other vehicles involved in the accident.

The 37-year-old man, from London, was riding a black Honda motorcycle when it left the road and hit a fence while travelling north on the A285 at Coultershaw Bridge, Station Road, Petworth.

He suffered a badly broken left leg and was taken by ambulance to St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester, where he was detained for treatment.

The road was closed for approximately 90 minutes while emergency services dealt with the incident.

No other vehicle was involved and police are appealing for any witnesses to phone 101, quoting incident 824 of 5/10, or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk