A motorcyclist died yesterday after his bike was involved in a collision in Banstead.

At about 3.35pm the man's motorbike was in collision with silver Nissan Almera in the A217 Brighton Road.

He was airlifted to the Royal London Hospital, in Whitechapel, east London, where he later died from his injuries.

Police believe he was in his 20s.Just one day earlier, another motorbike was involved in a smash with a black Mercedes sports car in a different stretch of the A217 in Tadworth, near the roundabout leading to Walton-on-the-hill.

At the moment it is not known if anyone was injured in the crash.

John Taylor, 64 from Carshalton, drove past the scene of Sunday's accident just after it had happened, at about 3pm.

"It looked very serious," he said. "The A217 can be a dangerous road. People drive very fast in the part of the road before the roundabout.

"It's regarded as an accident hot spot and speed cameras have been put there now. I think the last big acccident there happened about six months ago.

"I think they happen here because people don't realise that when they come off the motorway to use the roundabout they have to slow down."

Mr Taylor also said he thought that Sunday's incident may have occured during a police chase, because a police car and an unmarked police car were directly behind the Mercedes moments after it happened.

Surrey Police is urging anyone who witnessed yesterday's incident or events leading up to it to contact its Collision Investigation Unit on 01483 639922.