Scooter rider hospitalised after crash

POLICE have issued an appeal for information after a motor scooter collided with a lamp post, seriously injuring the rider.

The black Honda bike was travelling on Piccadilly Road, Kilnhurst towards Wentworth Road at 11.40am today when it hit the pole.

The crash, near the junction with Valley Road and Kew Court, left a 33-year-old woman with "life-threatening injuries", a police spokeswoman said.

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance attended along with paramedics and police, but the woman was taken to Northern General Hospital by road.

Police closed Piccadilly Road for several hours while the investigated the smash.

Officers would like to speak with anyone who saw the crash or the manner of driving before it.

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident number 436 of August 23.