Doncaster man badly hurt after car flips over

Police tape.
Police tape.

A man has suffered serious facial injuries in a spectacular car crash near Askern, Doncaster.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened around 8.25pm on Thursday on Moss Road when a car ended up on its roof.

Two men were injured when a green Skoda Octavia, travelling towards Askern, left the road at a right-hand bend, 400 yards the Askern side of the railway crossing.

The car went into a water-filled ditch and travelled on its side for around 50ft, before hitting an object and being catapulted back onto the road – but upside down.

A 41-year-old, from Moss Road, Askern, suffered serious facial injuries and has been detained in hospital in Sheffield.

The other man, a 36-year-old from Gargrave Close, Askern, sustained slight injuries. He was also treated at hospital but not detained.

Fire crews also attended but neither man was trapped.

Police are appealing for witnesss to the crash or anyone with information about it. Anyone who can help should ring South Yorkshire Police on: 101 and quote incident number 1080 of June 12 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on: 0800 555111.