A motorcyclist who suffered head injuries following a smash in Hillhouse wasn’t wearing a helmet, a court heard.
Shamrez Wasim was on a life support machine for four days after crashing into a stone wall last Monday (Feb 1).
The 32-year-old may now have to have his arm amputated.
The incident happened as he was riding under the railway bridge at Hillhouse Lane, just after the junction of Emerald Street.
His Yamaha MT125 hit a stone wall under the bridge.
Wasim, of Ruskin Grove in Sheepridge, suffered severe head injuries and was taken to hospital.
Police appealed for witnesses to the smash, which happened at 6.20pm, to come forward.
He had been due to stand trial at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court after pleading not guilty to a charge of assault by beating.
His solicitor Marnat Ali told magistrates yesterday: “He was riding on a motorbike without a helmet and collided with a stone wall.
“This was reported in the local press.
“He sustained serious head injuries and was on a life support machine for four days.
“He’s no longer on life support but is clearly in no position to attend court.
“There are MRI scans scheduled and his arm, which has no function, may need to be amputated.”
Magistrates agreed to vacate Mr Wasim’s trial and refix it to another date.
He was granted the same conditional bail as before.