Photos: 18-year-old suffers ‘life-threatening injuries’ in collision between car and motorbike in Bognor Regis, police say

Police said the incident happened at the junction of Chichester Road and Hawthorn Road at 6.50pm.

Police said: ‘An Alfa Romeo Giulietta car traveling west on Chichester Road collided with the Honda pit motorbike. The motorcyclist, an 18-year-old man, suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital where he is. The driver of the car, a 44-year-old man from Chichester, was arrested on suspicion of driving a vehicle while unfit on drugs and has now been released under investigation in the pending further investigation.

The road was closed for hours for vehicle recovery and survey work.

Sergeant Mark Farrow said: ‘We are appealing for witnesses to this serious collision and would like to hear from anyone who saw the collision or the vehicles involved prior to the collision.