Pensioner dies after motorbike crash in South Yorkshire

Worrygoose Lane, in Whiston, Rotherham, where the fatal collision happened (Google)
Worrygoose Lane, in Whiston, Rotherham, where the fatal collision happened (Google)
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A pensioner who was riding a motorbike has died after a crash with a car in South Yorkshire.

The 65-year-old was driving down Worrygoose Lane in Whiston, Rotherham, when his yellow Honda motorcycle and a silver Vauxhall Zafira collided yesterday afternoon.

He was taken to Northern General Hospital, where he died a short time later.

South Yorkshire Police have appealed for witnesses to the collision, which they said happened close to the junction with Greystones Road at around 12.50pm.

They said specialist officers were supporting the man's family following his tragic death.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle beforehand is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident number 553 of February 18.

Police are currently investigating the collision and specialist officers are providing support to his family at this difficult time.

Did you witness this collision? Were you in the area at the time?

Police would like to speak to anyone who may have seen the collision, or saw either of the vehicles prior to collision, to contact them on 101 quoting incident number 553 of the 18th February 2017.