Motorcyclist broke pelvis in Derbyshire collision

A major crash between a car and a motorcyle ended in both vehicles ablaze and one man being taken to hospital with a broken pelvis.

Thursday, 12th May 2016, 12:34 pm
Updated Thursday, 12th May 2016, 1:36 pm
The incident occurred on the A5004 Long Hill, pictured (Image: Google).

Police, fire and paramedics were called to the crash on the A5004 between Buxton and Whaley Bridge after reports of a collision between a Ford Focus and a Kawasaki motorbike.

Firefighters were called to Long Hill running through the Peak District, at around 7pm on Friday, May 6 and said both vehicles were alight.

The male motorcyclist was taken to hospital and the Highways Agency was called after the fire was believed to have damaged the road.

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Photo sent in by Richard Bertouche.

Derbyshire police said: "We were called at around 7pm to smooth traffic after the incident. The bike was in flames and the car was in flames as well. The fire service attended and highways were also called because the road was damaged due to fire.

"The motorcyclist was taken initially to Stepping Hill, and then to Salford Royal Hospital. He suffered a broken pelvis and various other broken bones but his injuries are not deemed life threatening."

Fire crews left the scene at around 9pm, and police said no arrests have been made in connection with the incident.

A Derbyshire County Council spokesman said after Highways officers were called to the scene: “We cleared the road of debris and no damage was found to the road surface.”

Photo sent in by Richard Bertouche.