A SCOOTER rider is in hospital with serious head injuries after a crash in Station Road this afternoon (Monday).
The busy Ilkeston road was closed in both directions after the 24-year-old collided with a lamp post at about 1.25pm but has now been re-opened.
Fire crews worked to clear up petrol which had spilled from the rider’s silver Voyager 125 scooter on to the road surface.
A police spokesman said that the lamp post was lying across the road.
Derbyshire County Council’s highways department removed the lamp post at about 4pm and the road re-opened shortly after
The air ambulance was not needed as the rider was taken by road ambulance to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.