A MOTORBIKE rider is fighting for his life after a crash with a car.

The collision happened on Otley Old Road, near its junction with Carlton Lane, at 3.40pm on Sunday.

It involved a white Yamaha MT motorcycle and a blue Audi A1. 

The biker was heading towards Harrogate Road (A658) when the crash happened.

He was rushed to hospital and it was discovered he had suffered serious arm injuries.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said he is in a critical condition.

The Audi driver also went to hospital but was later discharged.

A police van was blocking the road at its junction with Harrogate Road for a number of hours and was still there at around 10pm.

It had left the area by midnight.

Police are appealing for witnesses of the crash, or anyone with information that could help their investigation.

If you can assist, you should contact the force on 101, or using the contact options on the West Yorkshire Police website.

You should quote log number: 1215 of May 21.

A full statement from West Yorkshire Police said: "Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious injury road traffic collision in Leeds.

"It happened at about 3.40pm yesterday (Sunday) when a white Yamaha MT motorbike travelling on Otley Old Road towards Harrogate Road was in collision with a blue Audi A1 Sport, close to Carlton Lane.

"The male rider was taken to hospital where he was found to have serious arm injuries.

"His condition is said to be critical.

"The Audi driver attended hospital and was later discharged."