Motorcyclist ‘left’ collision in Sheffield

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A motorcyclist is believed to have fled the scene after a bike and car were involved in a collision that left a woman badly hurt.

The 64-year-old female driver of a Honda Civic suffered facial injuries in the incident on Staniforth Road, Darnall.

She had to be freed by firefighters before she was rushed to Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital for treatment after the crash on Tuesday evening.

A police spokesman said it appeared the motorcyclist had left the scene after the crash.

One Darnall resident, who witnessed the aftermath of the latest hit-and-run smash, said: “I heard people who witnessed the crash saying the motorcycle rider had tried to run, but they stopped him.

“When they went to see the lady he ran again.

“The fire brigade did a really good job cutting her out of the car.

“She was trapped, so they had to cut the roof off before they could get her out really carefully and take her to hospital.

“It was quite dramatic.”

The collision occurred near the junction with Kirby Close, at about 5pm.

The road was closed for two hours, with buses diverted from the street.

Fire officers were at the scene for an hour.

The woman, who was ‘medically trapped’, had neck injuries.

She was taken to the Northern General in Fir Vale before being transferred to Royal Hallamshire Hospital.

The police spokesman said her injuries were ‘minor’.

He said: “A green Honda Civic was in collision with a motorcycle. It does appear the motorcyclist has left the scene.

“The road was closed for a time, but reopened just before 7pm.

“The injured party, a woman in her mid 60s, had relatively minor facial injuries and was taken to the Northern General.”

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision to come forward. Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident 827 of Tuesday, May 14.

It is the third hit-and-run crash in Sheffield in a matter of weeks.

Law student Sarah Cameron, aged 21, suffered serious injuries after being struck by a car as she used a pedestrian crossing on Ecclesall Road last Wednesday, while an 82-year-old woman was hurt when she was hit by a vehicle, believed to be a silver Ford Fiesta, at the junction of Taplin Road and Middlewood Road, Hillsborough, on Friday, April 26.