Biker serious after 4x4 horror

Ambulance workers tend the injured rider in the road.
Ambulance workers tend the injured rider in the road.

A CONISBROUGH biker suffered serious injuries when he was thrown head-first into the back of a 4x4 in smash in Mexborough.

Doncaster Road came to a standstill at around 5pm on Saturday night, when the 47-year-old came off his Blue Honda Varadero motorcycle.

The man, who was travelling from the Conisbrough direction, was left screaming in agony, trapped under his bike according to eye-witnesses.

He was riding behind a dark blue and silver Mitsubishi Pajero which had slowed after a car ahead had stopped to turn right into Montagu Street.

The biker, named locally as Alan Dawson, suffered a broken pelvis and was rushed to Rotherham District General Hospital.

An eye-witness told the Times: “The 4x4 stopped as a car ahead was turning right, and then the biker came off forward, smashing his head into the 4x4’s rear window.

“Then his bike, which had carried on, did a complete 360-degree about-turn and landed back on top of him.

“He was left screaming in agony – it looked like he had broken his pelvis.

“Other drivers stopped and pulled the bike off him, but he was in real pain.

“The driver of the Mitsubishi, whose car he hit, was also really upset.”

The witness, who saw the accident from the nearby Mason’s Arms pub, spoke to 999 control-room staff until the emergency services arrived.

She added: “There were at least seven police cars and three ambulances at the scene. The first of the cars arrived within about four minutes of the crash – but some may have attended for a man who was seen dripping with blood, after a fall by a tyre garage further up Doncaster Road!”.

Police closed the busy street for around an hour and a half, while the biker was treated for his injuries. Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 0114 2202020, quoting incident 899 of April 2.