Motorcyclist fighting for their life and man arrested after Sutton Road crash

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A motorcyclist has suffered life-threatening injuries and a man has been arrested following a collision between a van and a motorbike.

At around 6.20pm on Saturday (June 8), police, an ambulance and air ambulance were called to Sutton Road in Hull, near the Jet petrol station, following reports that a motorbike and Ford Transit van had been involved in a collision. The air ambulance is reported to have left the scene at around 7.10pm.

The driver of the Ford Transit van, a 48-year-old man, was arrested at the scene. He remains in police custody.

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A cordon was subsequently put in place and the road closed to motorists. As of Sunday morning, it is now back open.

A post to the Hull Traffic & Travel Facebook page reads: "Sutton Rd closed after bad accident. Ennerdale roundabout to Holwell Rd roundabout, air ambulance landed."

One person commented: "I didn't clearly see because of all the smoke, I was originally trying to record a video of the bike for my little sister who loves bikes and my video wasn't working. The second I took my eyes off I heard a massive bang."

A spokesperson from Humberside Police said: "Officers investigating reports of a road traffic collision on Sutton Road towards Beverley Road in Hull yesterday evening (Saturday 8 June) are appealing for witnesses.

"At around 6.20pm, it is reported a motorbike and Ford Transit van collided, and the rider of the motorbike is believed to have sustained life-threatening injuries as a result.

"The driver of the Ford Transit van, a 48-year-old man, was arrested at the scene and remains in police custody at this time.

"Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any dashcam footage of either vehicle before or around the time of the collision, please contact us on our non-emergency number 101, quoting log 410 of 8 June."