Driver skids off road avoiding biker

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A motorist was left seriously injured after skidding off a road into trees, a stone wall and telegraph pole to avoid a head-on collision with a biker.

Police said the 21-year-old casualty was driving a Peugeot 206 along the A57 Worksop Road when the vehicle was forced to swerve to avoid a motorcyclist travelling in the opposite direction on the wrong side of the road.

It is believed the motorbike had just overtaken a car.

The Peugeot skidded off the road and into a wooded area before colliding with a telegraph pole, stone wall and trees.

Police said the driver was taken to the Northern General Hospital with a fractured pelvis.

The motorcyclist, who was carrying two tyres around his neck, failed to stop at the scene of the collision, which occurred at around 6.20pm on Wednesday.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Police are appealing for information following a collision which left a 21-year-old man with serious injuries.

“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 400 metres from the entrance to Lindrick Golf Club, in Lindrick Dale, it is reported that the Peugeot 206 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 along the A57.

“It is believed that the Peugeot 206 lost control while swerving to avoid the motorcycle, skidding off the road into the wooded area next to the carriageway.”

n Witnesses or anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.