Car and motorcycle collide in Counties Manukau

A motorcyclist is in a serious condition after colliding with a car in Counties Manukau on Saturday morning.

The incident took place at the intersection of Redoubt Rd and Bartells Dr in Goodwood Heights at 11:48am, police said.

"A section of Redoubt Rd will be closed for the next couple of hours while police examine the scene," they said in a statement shortly afterwards.

"Motorists travelling east on Redoubt Rd are asked to divert down Goodwood Dr. Those travelling west are asked to divert on to Hilltop Road."

Fifty-three motorcyclists lost their lives on the road last year, Ministry of Transport data shows.