Biker air lifted to hospital following an accident in Hassop

A biker is in critical condition following an accident yesterday.

The 47–year–old, from South Yorkshire, was driving a Yamaha motorcycle by Toll Bar House, in Hassop, when he collided with a wall at about noon.

The road was closed while police and ambulance services attended to the scene.

The man was flown by air ambulance to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire where he is being treated for chest and head injuries.