Video: Man bounces off speeding van as he tries to stop bike thieves

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A MAN was seriously hurt after he bounced off a speeding van as he tried to stop thieves stealing a workmate’s motorbike.

Craig Morrell was struck by the bonnet of a green Citroen Berlingo van as it accelerated out of the yard at Swanglen Metals in Bingley, near Bradford.

Video shows Craig Morrell being bounced off the bonnet of a van as it accelerated out of the yard at Swanglen Metals in Bingley. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Video shows Craig Morrell being bounced off the bonnet of a van as it accelerated out of the yard at Swanglen Metals in Bingley. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

CCTV footage shows foreman Mr Morrell, 47, being thrown in the air as a result of the hit-and-run and suffered a badly damaged vertebra and a broken finger.

Swanglen’s managing director, Dave Allen, said Mr Morrell had tried to stop robbers making off with a Kawasaki motorbike belonging to his colleague Alan Harris.

Mr Allen said: “It was unbelievable - Craig could have been killed or landed on his neck and been paralysed. It could easily have been so much worse.