Passenger and pedestrian seriously hurt in holiday smashes

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A man in his 20s was left fighting for his life, after being flung from a car in a smash outside Mexborough on Easter Monday.

The front-seat passenger from Wellgate, Rotherham, suffered “life-threatening” multiple injuries when he was hurled from a silver Vauxhall Zafira as it careered off Melton Mill Lane into a field.

Police said the driver, a 45-year-old Goldthorpe man, had “failed to negotiate a bend for reasons unknown” as he travelled towards Mexborough just before 5.25pm.

The car left the road 300 metres before the junction with Pastures Lane.

The passenger is in Leeds General Infirmary with serious pelvis, head and other internal injuries, while the driver sustained minor cuts and bruises.

Anyone with information about the accident should call police on 0114 2202020, quoting incident 840 of April 25.

And police are appealing for witnesses to a road accident in which a man was seriously hurt when he was in collision with a van.

The accident happened on the A630 Centenary Way, Rotherham, at around 5pm on Thursday, April 21.

A white Citroen Dispatch, driven by a 37-year-old Rawmarsh man, was travelling along the A630 towards Rotherham when it hit a 52-year-old man from Brinsworth, in the town.

The pedestrian suffered serious head and leg injuries. He was taken to Rotherham Hospital, then transferred to Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital where he underwent surgery and is now ‘stable’.

Police are asking witnesses to the incident to call 01142 202020 and quote incident number 768 of April 21, 2011.