Car smashes into bus stop

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EIGHT pedestrians have been injured after a car ploughed into a queue of people queueing at a bus stop in Sheffield.

* Are you one of the people involved, or do you know them? Please call The Star’s newsdesk today on 0114 252 1309

Three men, aged 45, 23 and 21, and one woman, aged 23, sustained serious injuries including a fractured pelvis, shoulder and foot last night.

Four other pedestrians - three women aged 58, 38 and 24, and one man, aged 20, suffered received minor injuries.

They were hit at around 8.05pm by a silver BMW 3 series travelling on Barnsley Road away from the city.

The crash happened just after the junction with Horndean Road, and close to the entrance for the Northern General Hospital.

The car swerved over into the opposite lane and then mounted the pavement, colliding with a lamppost, the bus stop and the eight pedestrians.

The Yorkshire Ambulance Service said five ambulances and a rapid response vehicle were sent to the scene.

A fire service spokesman said crews were dispatched to the scene but were needed only to assist the police with crowd control.

Eye witnesses reported five ambulances, a fast response vehicle and two police cars at the scene and three people on the ground on stretchers.

There was also debris from two vehicles strewn across the carriageway.

Barnsley Road was closed off between the Idsworth Road and Horndean Road junctions.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or the driving of the vehicle beforehand is asked to call the police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting incident 1,168 of 2/7/12.

* Are you one of the people involved, or do you know them? Please call The Star’s newsdesk today on 0114 252 1309