An 18-year-old motorcyclist is fighting for his life in hospital after a crash in Cardiff.

Emergency service were called to Bishopston Road in Ely at around 3pm on Tuesday.

South Wales Police said that a blue Ford Focus was involved in the crash with a black and orange KTM motorcycle.

A spokesman said that the rider of a the motorbike was a local man who suffered life threatening injuries.

He is currently at the University Hospital of Wales after being taken there by air ambulance.

The driver of the car was uninjured.

The road, which was closed for several hours, has since reopened.

A statement from the police said: “South Wales Police Roads Policing Department are appealing for witnesses to the collision or the manner of driving of either vehicle prior to the collision to contact them via 101 quoting reference 1900219512.”