A TEENAGE motorcyclist has been taken to hospital following a crash in Manchester Road, Bury.

Ambulance crews were called to a collision involving a motorbike and a vehicle, shortly before 9am this morning.

The male motorcyclist, who is understood to be in his late teens, was taken to North Manchester General Hospital with knee and leg injuries.

Emergency services were called to Manchester Road near to the BP petrol station.

A spokeswoman for the North West Ambulance Service said: "We were called shortly before 9am.

"We attended with an ambulance.

"We have taken a patient to hospital with knee and leg injuries after a collision between a motorbike and a vehicle."

The incident caused delays for motorists, with bus operator Go North West warning passengers that there were hold-ups of up to 45 minutes.

They tweeted at about 9.45am: "Service update: Due to traffic congestion due to incident A56 Manchester Road, between Dumers Lane and Hollins Brow our #GNW135 has average delays of 25 minutes, maximum delays of 47 minutes. Apologies for the inconvenience."

The Bury Times has contacted Greater Manchester Police.