A motorcyclist has been badly injured in a crash with an elderly driver on Kings Ash Road, Paignton.

Paramedics and police officers were called to the scene at 3pm on Saturday after the "two vehicle serious injury road traffic collision" involving a car and a motor cycle.

A police spokesman said that "for unknown reasons at this time", a green Peugeot 206, driven by an 84-year-old local man travelling uphill towards the direction of Torquay, "failed to negotiate a slight left hand bend and strayed into the oncoming traffic".

A 67-year-old local man was riding his Skyteam 250cc motorcycle downhill in the Paignton direction and was hit by the Peugeot.

The spokesman added: "The 84 year old driver was treated at the scene by paramedics for shock however, the 67 year old motorcyclist was taken to Derriford Hospital with serious leg and pelvic injuries. He remains in hospital in a serious condition."

The weather conditions were warm, dry and sunny and the visibility was good.

A specialist forensic investigation of the scene took place. Police from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit are appealing for witnesses to this incident to contact them on 101 quoting log number DCP – 2014/07/26-0585.