A MOTORCYCLIST was knocked off his bike after a collision with a car in Roman Road, Darwen.

The rider was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital for checks after the accident, but was thought to have suffered only minor injuries.

The incident, at 2.10pm yesterday, happened when the driver of a Volvo turned right out of Coniston Drive into Roman Road and the Kawasaki motorbike went into its side.

The road was closed for a short period and the fire service also attended the incident.