Biker fights for life after Grimsby crash
A MOTORCYCLIST was last night fighting for his life in hospital after a collision with a van in Grimsby.
As reported on www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk, the 27-year-old man was airlifted to Hull Royal Infirmary with a serious head injury at about 2.45pm yesterday.
His red, silver and black Honda trials motorcycle had collided with a white Ford van on Chelmsford Avenue, just north of the roundabout with Cambridge Road and Westward Ho, at 2.20pm.
The male driver of the van suffered minor injuries.
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The road was sealed off by police at both ends as officers carried out door-to-door enquiries.
The injured motorcyclist was driven by ambulance to the air ambulance, which had landed on the field next to the Grimsby Institute's Westward Ho campus.
Steve Pratten, divisional operations manager for East Midlands Ambulance, said the casualty was in a life-threatening condition.
He added that the 999 call was made by a passing district nurse who stopped to assist the motorcyclist until paramedics arrived.
Police have not released any more details about the incident. However, one woman told the Grimsby Telegraph that she believed the motorcyclist was pulling out to overtake her when the collision took place.
The woman, who had been driving a silver Peugeot 307, said: "The motorbike was behind me. He came out to overtake me and he just went into the van." Chelmsford Avenue resident Gordon Grantham, 83, said: "I was inside when I heard a bang and wondered what had happened. When I came out the van was in the middle of the road. They had to move it to the side."
His neighbour said: "I was inside and I didn't hear anything. I saw the helicopter hovering but it couldn't land. He's only a young lad I'm told."
Another resident said: "We heard a bang. It brings tears to my eyes knowing that could be someone's son or brother. It makes me think what I would do if it was one of mine. There are too many accidents on our roads."
Sgt Chris Wright, of Humberside Police, said: "We would appeal to anyone who has seen the collision or who may have seen the motorcycle or the van prior to the collision to call us on 101, quoting log number 401 of February 1."
Keep checking www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk for updates.