A MOTORCYCLIST was airlifted to hospital after a crash with a car.

The two vehicles then smashed into three unattended cars in a nearby pub car park.

The motorcyclist, a 57-year-old man from London, was airlifted to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton having sustained serious, life-changing injuries to his hand, jaw and pelvis.

The car driver, a 23-year-old man from Chichester, was unhurt.

The crash happened at about 4pm on July 7.

A silver Toyota Yaris car and a black Triumph Sprint GT 1050 motorcycle were involved outside The Badgers pub near Coultershaw Bridge, on the A285 Station Road, Petworth.

Anyone who saw what happened or may have relevant dash-cam footage of the crash is asked to contact Sussex Police by emailing collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phoning 101, quoting Operation Farlow.