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Motorcyclist Fights For Life

Monday September 30 2013

A MOTORCYCLIST is fighting for his life in hospital after a crash.

The 36-year-old's grey Suzuki Bandit collided with a brown BMW 320D on the A628 Woodhead Pass at about 12.45pm on Wednesday.

Police believe both vehicles were travelling towards the roundabout when they collided outside the Dog and Partridge pub.

Pub proprietor Andrea Punshon was on duty and heard the impact of the crash.

"The bike went one way and crashed through a dry stone wall and the rider went the other way and ended up in the hedge bottom," she said.

"The people in the car were a young couple who were moving house and had come out for a pub lunch beforehand."

Yorkshire Air Ambulance attended the scene, along with police and paramedics, and the bike rider, from Nottingham, was taken to Sheffield's Northern General Hospital after sustaining life-threatening injuries.

The BMW driver, from Manchester, and his passenger were unhurt.

The road was closed for about three hours.

Police are appealing for witnesses or people who may have seen the motorcycle prior to the collision.

Information about the crash should be reported to police on 101, quoting incident number 435 of September 25.

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Reply Posted by king louis on Monday September 30 2013 at 13:19
If the car was turning out and then right towards the roundabout then any cars and trucks on the two lanes travelling uphill will hide any small vehicles coming downwards and if the uphill traffic is busy then its not comfortable to sit mid two lanes waiting for a clearer look and getting into the downhill lane becomes important. It's a risky junction but no one pulls in front of a truck, they always do it to bikes

Reply Posted by mark on Monday September 30 2013 at 13:31
lets not speculate, thought are with the rider. lets hope he pulls thru and its always a bike rather than a truck cos trucks are slower!

Reply Posted by Biker on Monday September 30 2013 at 14:23
yeah let's not speculate, like you said, trucks are slower because the bike was speeding!

Reply Posted by Zoe on Monday September 30 2013 at 15:45
Sending get well wishes to the injured rider, hope he makes a full recovery. Being a rider myself I know how dangerous it can be if your not 100% focused. I've had many near misses through no fault of my own.

Reply Posted by Craig on Monday September 30 2013 at 19:39
hope this biker pulls through and gets well very sharpish.
obviously a sports bike like a bandit is not going to sit behind a slow lorry same as a car wouldnt. we dont know the full details so we cant speculate.

Reply Posted by rich on Wednesday October 2 2013 at 08:52