Breaking: Sheffield binman fighting for life after collision

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A BINMAN is fighting for life in hospital this morning after he was hit by a car as he working on a Sheffield street.

The 50-year-old Veolia worker was on Beaver Hill Road, Handsworth, when a car mounted the pavement and struck him.

Police said he was left with life threatening head, neck chest and leg injuries.

A 55-year-old man he was working with was also injured in the collision, and was left with a number of fractured ribs and a broken shoulder.

Police have arrested the 26-year-old Woodhouse man, who was driving the black Volkswagen Golf involved, on suspicion of dangerous driving.

The collision was reported to emergency serviced at 8.25am yesterday.

Police want to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the VW Golf before the collision.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident 151 of February 23.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted on 0800 555111.