A MOTORCYCLIST was hospitalised with "serious injuries" after in a smash at Greasbrough this afternoon.
The crash, involving one motorbike and one car, happened outside the Co-op store on Greasbrough Road at 2.45pm today.
Police, firefighters and paramedics all attended - one eyewitness reported nine police cars, while another said the Co-op car park was cordoned off.
Charlotte Gorman, of nearby Grayson Road, snapped a picture of the scene in which parked cars and blue light vehicles block the road.
She was travelling home from work on the 141 bus from Parkgate, which had to divert around the roadblock.
"It looked like quite a nasty accident," Charlotte said. "The road is closed and there is going to be quite a queue at rush hour.
"I counted nine police cars and four ambulances. The motorcyclist was in a bad way. He was riding an orange motorcross bike."
She added: "I had to get off the bus early as it was being diverted. I'd advise anyone going home that way to find another route."
Rumours spread on Facebook of a fatality, but a South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue spokesman said both the biker and the driver were “conscious and breathing”.
He added that the biker was aged in his 40s, while the driver was in his 50s.
A police spokeswoman said: "The motorcyclist has been taken to hospital with serious injuries.
"Enquiries are ongoing and the road has been closed while emergency services respond.
"The road is expected to be closed for some time, so motorists are advised to plan alternative routes."
A Yorkshire Ambulance spokeswoman confirmed that one patient was transferred to Northern General Hospital.