Major route in to Halifax closed because of road accident which has left man seriously injured

A major route in to Halifax has been closed this afternoon (Thursday) because of a serious crash involving a motorcyclist and a van.

The incident happened on Whitehall Road between Cleckheaton and Bradford at 1.09pm.

Police have put a road closure in place in Whitehall Road between the junction of Whitehall Lane and the Chainbar roundabout - blocking the exit and entrance to the A58 which leads to Halifax.

The male motorcyclist has been airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary with “serious injuries”.

A police spokesperson said they hoped to have the area fully re-opened by 5pm.