A 26-YEAR-OLD man was seriously injured after being thrown 40 metres from his motorbike following a collison on Hollinwood Avenue, in Chadderton, last night.

Police have issued an urgent appeal for witnesses following the incident in which the motorcyclist suffered multiple serious injuries.

He was riding a blue Suzuki GXST 600 along Hollinwood Avenue at around 9.25pm when it was involved in a collision with white Ford Mondeo, which was travelling in the opposite direction, turning into Tweedale Way.

Greater Manchester Police say a 40-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of driving under the influence of driving of drink or drugs and causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He remains in police custody for questioning.

Hollinwood Avenue and Tweedale Way were closed for some time but all roads are now open.

Witnesses and people with dashcam footage are encouraged to contact investigating officers.

Police Constable Paul Shore of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Although it was quite late at night, the dual carriageway is a busy road and there may have been people who saw what happened or caught vital evidence on a dashcam.

“We’re particularly interested in speaking to anyone who saw another motorcycle with the Suzuki or saw who was riding it.

“We’re still examining the evidence available to us and building a fuller picture may take some time but, with your help, we could provide the family of the motorcyclist with the answers they’re looking for.

“Our thoughts are with them as they support him in hospital.”