Motorcyclist in hospital after Barnsley collision

A 21-year-old motorcyclist is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after a traffic collision in Barnsley.

Around 2.30pm yesterday (Friday 1 August), a black Citroen C4 car left a layby on the A6195 Dearne Valley Parkway and did a U-turn to head south towards Wombwell, as two motorcycles heading north towards Doncaster were overtaking a line of traffic.

There was a collision in the carriageway involving the Citroen and a Honda motorcycle, while the other motorcycle, a BMW, is believed to have lost control while taking avoiding action. 

The Honda rider, a 21-year-old Sheffield woman, sustained multiple injuries and was airlifted to the Northern General Hospital. Her condition is described as life-threatening.

The Citroen driver, a 45-year-old Mexborough man, and the BMW rider, a 23-year-old Sheffield woman, both sustained minor injuries.

The Dearne Valley Parkway was closed for around two hours between Cathill and Broomhill as a result of the collision.

Anyone who witnessed the collision should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 615 of Friday 1 August.