A motorcycle rider was rushed to hospital in serious condition following a collision involving at least four other vehicles in Etobicoke on Saturday evening.

It happened in the intersection of Kipling Avenue and The Westway at around 7 p.m.

Police say that the motorcycle rider lost control and wiped out, resulting in injuries to his head and arm.

There were reports about a motorcycle speeding in the area prior to the crash but police have not yet confirmed whether there is a connection.

The victim is a 19-year-old male.

Police say that Kipling Avenue is closed in both directions north of Eglinton Avenue.