A MOTORCYCLIST badly hurt in a horror crash which shut a main Huddersfield road is now undergoing specialist medical treatment for serious head injuries.

The 31-year-old Almondbury was flung from his bike when he was in collision with a pedestrian on Bradford Road in Fartown at 4.10pm on Wednesday.

He suffered multiple injuries including severe grazing to his back and arms.

He has been transferred from Huddersfield Royal Infirmary to Hope Hospital in Manchester for specialist neurological care and was today in a critical condition.

He has not been named.

The pedestrian hurt is a 24-year-old Fartown man who suffered a broken leg, pelvis and internal injuries.

He is seriously ill at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and has undergone surgery there.

It is understood he was on the central reservation on Bradford Road close to Fartown police station and was crossing the Huddersfield-bound dual carriageway when the accident happened.

Pc Phil Shaw, from Huddersfield traffic police, said: “We have several witnesses who saw what happened and would appeal for anyone who saw the bike travelling down Bradford Road from Fixby roundabout to contact us.

“This was a serious incident and it is important that anyone who saw anything that can help the investigation to contact us as a matter of urgency.’’

The biker was riding a blue and white 600cc Suzuki bike and was wearing a luminous yellow crash helmet with flashes of orange on it.

He is also thought to have been wearing a T-shirt or vest and jeans.

The accident shut the road for several hours while police accident investigation experts examined the scene for clues to its cause.

It caused massive disruption on roads in the area.

Anyone with information should contact Pc Phil Shaw on 01484 436847.