A MOTORCYCLIST was knocked off his bike and taken to hospital after a collision with a police car on one of Sheffield’s busiest roads.
The biker was travelling along Penistone Road when he was involved in a smash with the police car at 10.50am this morning.
South Yorkshire Police said the car was ‘responding to an incident’ at the time of the collision.
A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “It is believed that a police car was responding to an incident and was travelling along Penistone Road, Sheffield, when it was involved in a collision with a motorbike.
“The motorbike rider’s injuries are not thought to be life threatening at this time.”
Last Sunday a pedestrian was seriously hurt after being struck by a fast response ambulance car, which was not on its way to an emergency.
The 30-year-old was walking on the pavement next to the Alhambra shopping centre, Westway, Barnsley, when he crossed the road into the path of a Yorkshire Ambulance Service Skoda Octavia.
The man, from Didsbury, Manchester, was taken to Barnsley Hospital with serious injuries.
Police said the 49-year-old woman from Rotherham who was driving the ambulance car was unharmed.
n Witnesses to either incident should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.