Teenager arrested after man is left fighting for life following abandoned car chase through South Yorkshire streets

Wood Street, Barnsley. Picture: Google
Wood Street, Barnsley. Picture: Google

A teenager has been arrested after a man was left fighting for life after being hit by a car which had earlier been pursued by police.

Police gave chase to a black Audi A3 or S3 that had failed to stop on Park Road in the direction of Cemetery Road, close to Barnsley town centre.

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As the black Audi turned onto Wood Street officers lost sight of the vehicle and they abandoned the chase.

They later searched the area and found a 25-year-old man laying injured near the brow of the hill on Wood Street.

The incident happened on Sunday, May 6, at 11.30pm and more than a week later the victim remains in hospital in a stable condition.

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Police today revealed a 19 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop after a collision and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

He has been released under investigation.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "Enquiries are now ongoing and officers would like to hear from anyone who may have seen the collision or a black Audi A3 or S3 with possible damage to the front, that may have been driving in a dangerous manner in the area around the time of the incident to report.

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"If you have any information please call 101 quoting incident number 1192 of 6 May. Anonymous information can also be given to Crimestoppers via 0800 555 111."