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Man airlifted to hospital after being thrown from motorbike on the A57 Snake Pass due to ‘terrible’ road conditions UK News

The driver had to be airlifted to hospital after getting off his bike yesterday, Saturday, September 4, around 1:45 p.m., and described how he broke six ribs, a leg and a shoulder.

The notoriously dangerous road between Sheffield and Manchester had to be closed following the incident, but reopened at 5pm.

Bikers from the Derbyshire Constabulary Road Police Unit first tweeted that the driver had ended up on the wrong side of the road after “misleading the road”.

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The aftermath of the serious accident involving a motorcycle on the A57 Snake Pass

But, tweeting from his hospital bed, the motorcyclist replied, “It couldn’t be more wrong… The horrible condition of the road literally threw me off the bike.

“From runner to hospital… 6 broken ribs, broken leg and shoulder.”

Police responded on Twitter, wishing him a “speedy recovery.”

Driver broke a number of bones and had to be airlifted to hospital

They added, “This stretch of road is notoriously bad and bumpy all over. It is a road on which we drive regularly and on which we take care. Expect the unexpected.

The A57 was named the most dangerous road on the High Peak last year, with 137 crashes recorded between 2014 and 2018.

A 25-mile trans-Pennine tunnel has long been hinted at to improve links between Manchester and Sheffield, but earlier this year Transport for the North argued that ambitious £ 12bn plans for a two-lane road should be abandoned.

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