A MOTORCYCLIST was left badly hurt in a hit and run crash in a Huddersfield village.
The 20-year-old biker was on Commercial Road in Skelmanthorpe and a new white Transit van was heading the other way from Scissett at 3.40pm yesterday.
There was a lorry parked on one side of the road and a car on the other.
The van clipped the 125cc Yamaha's handlebars and sent the bike and rider careering into the 17.5 ton flatback lorry.
The motorcyclist, who comes from Notton in Wakefield, suffered a broken right leg, four broken ribs and possibly a broken shoulder.
He was said to be in a stable condition in Huddersfield Royal Infirmary today.
The van carried on and did not stop.
Pc Ian Harris, of Huddersfield traffic police, said: "The van may have markings down the side indicating it is a builder's vehicle.
"We would like to speak to anyone who saw it just before or after the incident.
"Had the van been on a building site in Scissett or another part of the Dearne Valley during the day?
"The van will have light damage at waist height on the driver's side after the collision."
Anyone with information should contact Pc Harris on 01484 436847.