Biker seriously injured on Sheffield road

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A motorcyclist was seriously injured after coming off his bike trying to avoid a van pulling out in front of him on a Sheffield road.

Police said the 37-year-old biker was travelling along Mansfield Road, towards Manor Top, when a parked Renault Megane began to pull out in front of him.

The van driver saw the Suzuki bike approaching and stopped but the rider fell from his machine and slid along the road.

He was taken to hospital with serious head and back injuries.

Police investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident want to hear from witnesses.

n Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 463 of December 6.