Car ends up in field after leaving road

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A MAN is in hospital with a fractured spine, broken shoulder and a head injury after the car in which he was travelling ran out of control and ended up in a field.

The 42-year-old, of Bolton-on-Dearne, was one of three men at the scene when emergency services arrived, but it is believed two others – a man and woman – left before police turned up.

A 23-year-old Goldthorpe man was taken to Barnsley District General Hospital with a fractured shoulder and a 41-year-old Barnsley man was treated in hospital for minor back and head injuries but was not detained.

The 41-year-old was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and dangerous driving and released on police bail pending further inquiries.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said the group had been travelling in a black Vauxhall Astra when it ran out of control on Saltersbrook Road, Darfield, and left the road on a right-hand bend near the junction with Bellebrooke Avenue just after 4.30am on Sunday.

Police believe there were five people in the vehicle at the time of the incident and officers are keen to trace the two who disappeared.

Officers do not believe any other car was involved and are keen to speak to anyone who saw the way the Astra was being driven before it crashed.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 0114 220 2020 and quote incident number 252 of Sunday, June 12, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.