A quad bike driver was airlifted to hospital with possible life-changing injuries after a serious accident near Launceston.

A lorry and a car stopped on a small road in North Petherwin, and in trying to avoid them, the quad bike driver fell from his vehicle and was seriously injured.

The air ambulance took him to Derriford Hospital.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the accident which took place at around 3.45pm on Thursday, April 29.

A spokesperson said: "As a result of a lorry and a car slowing to a stop on a small rural road, the rider of a quad bike has taken evasive action causing him to become unseated.

"The rider, a man in his 60s, sustained what could be life-changing injuries and was taken to Derriford Hospital by air ambulance.

"Once a full examination of the scene was conducted the road was re-opened.

"Police would like to thank the public for their patience while the road was closed."

If you witnessed the incident or have any information that could help the police with their enquiries, please email 101@dc.police.uk or call 101, quoting log 0393 of Thursday, April 29.