BREAKING: Pedestrian breaks leg in police bike crash

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A PEDESTRIAN suffered serious injuries when she was struck by a police motorbike in Sheffield today.

Police said the 31-year-old woman was attempting to cross Barnsley Road, Burngreave, when she was struck by the white BMW motorcycle, ridden by a 44-year-old police officer.

The woman suffered a broken right leg and is currently being treated at Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital.

The police motorcycle is believed to have been travelling out of the city along Barnsley Road when the collision happened at about 12.10pm, about 30 metres from Orphanage Road.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said the officer ‘was not responding to an emergency’ when the crash happened.

She said: “The incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission through our professional standards department.”

The police motorcyclist was unhurt.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or with information that could assist officers is asked to call police on 101.