UPDATE: Pensioner rushed to hospital with 'serious' head injuries after accident on A59 Sawley Brow

A motorcyclist in his seventies sustained 'serious head injuries' after a collision with a vehicle on the notorious A59 junction at lunchtime today (Tuesday).

The accident happened at lunchtime today
The accident happened at lunchtime today

Police and paramedics, including the North West Air Ambulance were called at 12-42pm to reports of a collision and the road is currently closed both ways.

A spokesman for the North West Air Ambulance said: "We were called at 12.42 and on arrival a man in his seventies was taken to hospital via the road ambulance with a head injury which is thought to be serious."

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: "There has been an accident involving a motorcyclist and a vehicle. The motorcyclist has been taken to hospital."

"Police remain on the scene and the road has been closed."