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

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

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

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.

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.

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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.

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

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.

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