A MAN was taken to hospital with head injuries after a motorbike accident in Leytonstone High Road.

London Ambulance Service were called today (April 9) after a pedestrian was hit by a bike near Gainsborough Road.

The man, who is in his 60s, was taken to Whipps Cross University Hospital as a priority.

Leytonstone High Road road was closed following the accident at about 9.30am.

It was not reopened until late into the afternoon.

The rider of the motorbike was not injured.