POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a woman suffered serious injuries in a crash yesterday.

The incident occured on Stubbin Road in Wath around 11am.

The woman, riding a a motorbike, was travelling along Stubbin Road, towards Brampton Brierlow, when another driver who was turning around a left hand bend crossed into the opposite carriage way and hit a refuse van.

The motorcyclist, a 56-year-old woman, was thrown from her motorbike and suffered serious injuries.

Police are asking anyone who may have been around the area to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 381 of October 17.