A motorcyclist is fighting for his life after a crash with a van from Wales.

He was the second motorbike rider to be taken to hospital with life threatening injuries in 48 hours and the third to be involved in a crash in the Devon and Cornwall Police area in as many days.

Yesterday evening's collision took place at around 8.50pm on the A392 at Indian Queens, between Halloon roundabout and Newquay.

A black Yamaha FZS 600 and a White Ford Transit Custom collided were involved.

As a result of the collision, the 55-year-old male rider of the motorcycle, from the Newquay area, was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries.

The 27-year-old man driving the van, from the Merthyr Tydfil area, and his 22-year-old male passenger, from the Newport area, suffered minor injuries, police said.

Local officers, along with officers from the Roads Policing Team, were called to carry out an investigation at the scene.

Police are now asking any witnesses or people with dash cam footage of the incident to contact them by calling 101, quoting log number 807 16/05/20.

On Friday a motorcyclist was left with life threatening injuries following a crash in Exeter, while on Thursday a three vehicle collision in Brixham saw a rider in his 70s taken to hospital with serious injuries, not thought to be life threatening.

It has prompted a warning from the Alliance Roads Policing team to say: "We have had three serious road traffic collisions involving motorcyclists who are now seriously ill in hospital.

"Please consider your need to go out on your bike and your skill level considering we have all been in lockdown for some time."