Police car knocks motorcyclist off bike

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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.