Worksop: Police appeal after serious collision on Worksop Road

Police are appealing for information following a collision which left a 21-year-old man with serious injuries.

By John Smith
Thursday, 5th September 2013, 11:42 pm

At around 6.20pm on Wednesday, 4th September, it is believed that a silver Peugeot 206, driven by a 21-year-old man, was travelling along the A57 Worksop Road towards Worksop.

Approximately 400m from the entrance to Lindrick Golf Club, in Lindrick Dale, it is believed that the Peugeot had to swerve to avoid a motorcycle travelling in the opposite direction along the A57 towards Sheffield.

It is alleged that the motorcycle was on the wrong side of the road, having overtaken a car that was also travelling towards Sheffield.

It is believed that the Peugeot lost control while swerving to avoid the motorcycle and skidded off the road into the wooded area next to the carriageway. It then reportedly collided with a wooden telegraph pole, a stone wall, and numerous trees.

The motorcycle allegedly failed to stop at the scene. There are no details available about the motorcycle, but it is believed that the rider was wearing a helmet, and was reportedly wearing two tyres around his neck.

The 21-year-old man driving the Peugeot was taken to Northern General Hospital with a fractured pelvis.

Anyone who witnessed this incident, or the manner of driving or riding of the vehicles prior to the incident, should contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 959 of 4th September 2013.

Alternatively, people can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.