A BIKER chased by police crashed on the N-332 in Benissa.
The man was left in a serious condition and was taken to hospital in Denia by one of the two ambulances that arrived at the scene. Eyewitnesses said that he had a surgical collar placed on him before being put into the ambulance.
The incident began when a motorcyclist was spotted crossing a bridge in Altea wearing no helmet, shirt or shoes and with his torso covered in blood.
Sources suggest that the motorbike may have been stolen.
Police were alerted and gave chase along the N-332 out of Altea until he crashed on one of the bends on the stretch of road between Calpe and Benissa.
Previously, various attempts had been made to stop the biker at a series of police control blocks but he managed to avoid them.
The Guardia Civil continue to investigate the case.