Motorbike rider seriously injured after police chase through South Yorkshire streets

A motorbike rider was left seriously injured in a crash after a police chase through the streets of South Yorkshire.

Monday, 20th August 2018, 08:55 am
Updated Monday, 20th August 2018, 09:00 am
Town Lane, Rotherham. Picture: Google

The incident happened when a marked police car was travelling along Upper Wortley Road in Kimberworth towards Rotherham when a black Honda Motorbike pulled out of the Texaco Petrol Station and began travelling in front.

The rider later ended up crashing and an investigation has now been launched into the incident, which happened on Saturday, August 18, at about 11.25pm.

In a statement, South Yorkshire Police said: "As the bike travelled along Town Lane and approached the junction with Wingfield Road, he appears to have lost control and come off the bike.

"His condition is currently described as serious but stable.

A mandatory referral has been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.