A MOTORCYCLIST survived a 15 foot fall after crashing into a barrier at a motorway junction.

The biker, who police are treating as a suspected drink driver, fell down an embankment after hitting the inner barrier on the roundabout above junction 17 of the M60, in Whitefield, at 5.30am.

They were catapulted over some railings on to the subway below, and are thought to have sustained a broken leg.

They were taken to hospital to be treated, and have been reported by police for traffic offences.

GMP Bury North tweeted: "Late finish for the night team dealing with this drink driver who crashed into the barrier at junction 17 catapulting him into the subway below.

"En-route to hospital with a suspected broken leg where a sample of blood will be obtained. #fatal4 #nonefortheroad @GMPWhitefield."