A MOTORCYCLIST has been seriously injured during a crash involving a van on the A22.

The 35-year-old man riding a black and green Sinnis Apache motorcycle suffered serious leg injuries after a collision with a white Ford Transit van.

He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where he is still receiving treatment.

The female driver of the van was “shaken, but unhurt”, according to police.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash on the A22 Lewes Road near Ashurst Wood, south of East Grinstead, at 12.45pm on Friday, December 3.

PC Nicholas Smith of the Surrey & Sussex Police Roads Policing Unit said; "Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact Sussex Police either via collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting Operation Vine."