Car crash victim fights for life

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A pedestrian is fighting for life after he was struck by a car at a set of traffic lights on a South Yorkshire street.

The 44-year-old was hit on the A635 Doncaster Road, Barnsley, at the junction with the A6133 Cemetery Road and Junction Street.

Police said a brown Citroen Xantia Picasso was travelling along Doncaster Road, towards Barnsley, when it approached the traffic lights, which were on green, at the junction with Cemetery Road.

A police spokesman said: “It is believed the controlled traffic lights were displaying green.

“As the driver approached the stop line, a pedestrian standing on the nearside of the road is believed to have stepped out into the path of the vehicle.

“The pedestrian, a local man, was conveyed to Barnsley District General Hospital with multiple injuries. His condition is life threatening.”

Officers are also investigating a crash in Wentworth, Rotherham, in which two people were hurt.

The crash happened on the B6090 Cortworth Lane on Wednesday, just before 6.30am.

Police said a silver Ford Focus was travelling towards Hoober when the driver is thought to have lost control on a bend.

The Focus crossed onto the opposite side of the road and collided with a white Skoda Fabia.

The Focus driver, a 28-year-old man, sustained leg injuries and was taken to Rotherham Hospital for treatment. The Fabia driver, a 31-year-old Maltby man, suffered whiplash.

n Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.