Motorbike crashes into Carnaby garden

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A man narrowly missed being hit by a motorcycle which hurtled into his garden as he was mowing the lawn.

The 24-year-old rider of the motorcycle, which was in collision with a car in Moor Lane, Carnaby, is currently in Hull Royal Infirmary with life-threatening injuries.

Andy Horne, 45, of Chance Inn, Moor Lane, had been gardening at home last Wednesday afternoon when the motorbike crashed through the hedge at the bottom of his garden.

“He was 30 seconds away from being killed,” said his wife, Hayley.

“He had just emptied his grass cuttings where the motorbike landed – it was awful.”

Mr Horne said: “I have woken up a couple of nights in a cold sweat with the picture of the motorcycle crashing through the hedge. It makes you question your mortality when things like this happen.”

The rider of the green Triumph Speed Triple motorcycle was taken to hospital by an ambulance where he is still receiving treatment for his injuries.

At at the time of going to press he was in a stable condition. The cause of the accident is unknown, however it is believed the motorcycle collided with the blue Vauxhall Corsa as the car attempted to make a right turn into Carnaby Sticks.

Although there is no suggestion the motorcyclist or the car driver were speeding in this incident, Hayley, 48, is now calling on the police and council to put in place measures to deter motorists from breaking the 40 mile-an-hour limit along Moor Lane.

She said: “There is not one car that sticks to the speed limit, it is so dangerous. Can we not push the police to put speed cameras down here? It is really horrendous.

“People are so impatient and they come down here at such a speed it just needs calming down.”

Chairman of Carnaby Parish Council, David Kitching, said: “We are aware that people do speed down there and it is a problem. What can be done about it I do not really know. It is a busy road and it is used as a link road for traffic.

“Speeding through the village is an issue and we are hoping to get a 30 mile-an-hour sign put in place.”

A spokesperson for Safer Roads Humber told the Free Press that getting a speed camera installed along Moor Lane would be an East Riding of Yorkshire Council matter.

However a spokesperson for East Riding of Yorkshire Council said only five collisions over the past three years had been recorded on Moor Lane, in Carnaby.

He said: “It is not the council’s responsibility to enforce speed limits. It is up to the police. We may be able to improve roads if there is a sufficient history to support that need.”

Police are appealing for information over the collision. Call Humberside Police on the non emergency number 101 quoting log number 548 of 26 June 2013.