A grandfather has died after he was driven from the scene of a crash in the back of a car in Adelaide.

John Hadley, 45, was travelling down an Enfield street at about 2am before he lost control and came off his motorbike, the vehicle coming to rest up to 50 metres from him.

Residents, woken by the noise, ran outside to find Hadley wedged under a parked van.

John Hadley died after a motorcycle crash last night in Adelaide. (9News)

As they called for help, a car pulled up alongside.

“There were friends of him that came and tried to pull him out from underneath the van,” the van owner told 9News.

A woman, believed to be a relative, took matters into her own hands.

The 45-year-old came off his bike and picked up by his friends. (9News)

“She grabbed him, shoved him in the back along with a man, said, ‘yeah,yeah, he’s okay’, then drove off,” the van owner’s daughter said.

“We all looked at each other, like, stunned.”

Mr Hadley was taken to a street some kilometres away, where he died. (9News)

Hadley was driven almost five kilometres to Mark Court in Ingle Farm, where he collapsed.

Paramedics made it out, but it was too late to save Mr Radley’s life.

Major crash officers have spoken with those involved in taking Mr Radley away from the scene, and are now investigating the circumstances that led to his death.

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