Crashes leave men fighting for lives

Scene of hit and run at Longley Road between a cyclist and a green Audi A3
Scene of hit and run at Longley Road between a cyclist and a green Audi A3
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TWO men from Sheffield are in hospital with serious multiple injuries after separate road smashes.

A 48-year-old cyclist received head injuries and a broken hip during a horrific hit-and-run collision on Longley Lane, Longley, Sheffield.

His condition was initially assessed as life-threatening but is now described by police as ‘serious’.

The driver of the car that struck him, a green Audi A3, has been arrested.

Meanwhile, a 30-year-old Sheffield man was rushed to hospital with broken bones after a crash on the M1. He remains in a life-threatening condition.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the accidents, which both happened on Friday.

The Longley Lane incident occurred at 12.10pm, when a cyclist was hit by a light green Audi A3 car, which then sped away from the scene.

The 48-year-old victim, who has not been named, was riding downhill towards Barnsley Road when the Audi swerved into him.

A spokeswoman for South Yorkshire Police said: “The cyclist was left in a life-threatening condition.

“The green Audi A3 that collided with the bicycle then drove away from the scene. “Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the collision.”

She added that the Audi driver had since been arrested and released on police bail pending further enquiries.

The man injured in the M1 crash received multiple injuries, including broken bones.

He was driving a blue Honda Civic south between junctions 37 and 36, near Tankersley, at 9.20pm, when he appeared to lose control.

His car swerved past traffic, left the carriageway and hit trees, police said.

Firefighters called to the scene said the man suffered multiple injuries, including broken bones.

Anyone who witnessed either incident is asked to call police on 0114 2202020.