A 59-year-old man has been left with serious leg injuries after two bikes and a car were involved in a smash.

Police are now appealing for people who may have witnessed the three-vehicle crash to come forward.

The incident took place close to C J & J M Huyton at Bolton Peel Farm in Bolton-by-Bowland at around 1.35pm on Sunday.

A spokesperson for the police said: "A man riding a Suzuki motorbike and a woman driving a Peugeot were travelling towards Bolton-by-Bowland when there was a collision with a third vehicle, a second Suzuki motorbike, travelling in the opposite direction.

"The rider of the second Suzuki, a man aged 59, from Sabden, suffered serious leg injuries and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital.

"The Peugeot driver, a woman aged 27, from Blackburn, was not injured."

The rider of the first Suzuki, a 44-year-old man from Adlington, sustained a minor injury to his hand and did not need hospital treatment.

Sgt Lee Harris, of Lancashire’s Tactical Operations Division, said: “The man taken to hospital has suffered life-changing injuries and our thoughts are with him and his family at this difficult time.

“We are appealing for witnesses to establish exactly what happened.

"If anyone saw the collision, or any of the vehicles prior to the incident - or if you have CCTV or dash cam footage of the collision - please get in touch."

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting log number 695 of May 17, or email 1301@lancashire.pnn.police.uk.