Moped rider fighting for life after collision in Rotherham

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A man was fighting for life yesterday after being airlifted to hospital following a crash in Rotherham.

Police said a 49-year-old moped rider was injured in a collision with a car on Droppingwell Road, Kimberworth, at 1.40pm on Sunday.

The injured man was riding a white Vespa Piaggio scooter and the car involved was a silver Toyota Yaris.

The casualty was airlifted to hospital, where his condition yesterday was described as life threatening.

Police officers are investigating the circumstances.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the collision should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 583 of Sunday, March 8.