A man is in a serious but stable condition after a hit-and-run in North Cheam.

The motorcyclist was hit by a blue Vauxhall Astra as he was pulling out of Oaks Park on a notorious stretch of the A24.

A man who was on the scene minutes after the incident said the motorcyclist, believed to be in his 30s was with a group of four other motorcycle riders on the road at the time.

Police have confirmed that it was a ‘failure to stop incident’ but have made no arrests.

The crash occurred 5.20pm.

The man was taken to the Royal London Hospital by air ambulance. The ambulance service have confirmed that the man was suffering with back pains.

Police say his condition is not life threatening.

Ron Smith, who spoke to one of the group, said the young man was conscious but had been thrown 20 feet by the impact.

“I saw the lady who was in the car behind, she was very shaken up. It was her that rang the ambulance. The man was not wearing any leathers, I think he had come from Merton College.”

Police cordoned off a 100 metre stretch of road between Tudor Avenue and Oaks Park.

Mr Smith added: ”The helicopter has been here about four times in the past couple of weeks.

“It’s shocking, something needs to be done about this stretch of road - it’s a death trap. Its a 30mph zone but cars come flying along here at about 70mph. We need a zebra crossing or some speed cameras at the very least.”

The incident happened within 100 yards of where 21-year-old William Buckingham was killed after a car mounted the pavement on the September 27.