A MOTORCYCLIST has been left with life-threatening injuries following a serious collision.

Yesterday, the A272 near Winchester was closed between Petersfield Road and Cheesefoot Head car park following a crash.

Police are now appealing for witnesses after a 74-year-old man was left with serious injuries.

Officers were called to the scene at around 12.14pm following a collision between a white Triumph motorcycle and grey Renault Captur.

The rider of the motorbike, a man from Waterlooville, was taken to Southampton General Hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

The driver and passenger of the Renault also received minor injuries.

Officers are investigating the exact cause of the collision and are keen to speak with anyone who may have information. 

A spokesperson from Hampshire Police said: "Were you on the road at the time? Perhaps you have dash-cam footage of the vehicles prior to the collision?

 "Please phone 101 with the reference 44200435642. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111."