Police appeal after Chinley motorbike crash


Police have identified yesterday's motorcycle crash victim as a man from Buxton and are seeking witnesses to the incident, which left the rider on death's door.

Officers confirmed at the time a 39-year-old man had made a miraculous recovery after paramedics 'brought him back' to life, and is still in critical condition in hospital.

The incident involving a car and a motorbike occured on Cracken View, New Smithy at 1pm yesterday (Monday, November 16), leading police to close the Hayfield bypass heading out towards Glossop.

A police spokesperson said: "The incident involved a motorbike and a car, a Nissan Navara. The man on the motorbike was seriously injured and taken to Wythenshawe Hospital in South Manchester.

The force control room added: "He had internal bleeding to the chest area, fractured bones, and was in cardiac arrest, but now he is stable, so amazingly, he has been brought back to life."

"A car and a motorcycle collided and the 39-year-old motorcyclist, who lives in the Buxton area, received serious injuries. He is detained in Wythenshawe Hospital.

"The latest update is that he is still in intensive care."

Derbyshire police are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to contact them on 101 quoting incident number 290 of November 16.