Driver fights for life

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A MOTORIST is fighting for his life in hospital after a horrific crash involving four vehicles in Sheffield.

The 34-year-old is currently in the Northern General Hospital, having suffered multiple injuries.

Another driver has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after the collision on Harborough Avenue, Manor.

Residents had previously been campaigning for traffic calming on the street after a spate of crashes, including one in which a nine-year-old boy, Mitchell Mason, was seriously injured.

Emergency services were called to the scene at about 1.30am yesterday morning.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “Four cars were involved in the incident, which happened when a blue Ford Mondeo driven by a 30-year-old man, was travelling from the Manor Lane direction allegedly overtook a red Vauxhall Corsa heading in the same direction.

“For reasons yet to be explained, the Corsa, driven by the 34-year-old man, swerved onto the opposite carriageway where it collided with a Vauxhall Vectra taxi driving in the opposite direction. The Vectra then hit a stationary silver Ford Mondeo car parked on the verge.

“Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward. The 34-year-old was left in a life-threatening condition having sustained a head injury, along with a broken pelvis and ribs.

“The 46-year-old man driving the Vectra suffered suspected spinal injuries.

“Both are being treated at the Northern General Hospital. The 30-year-old Ford Mondeo driver has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

“Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and saw the manner of driving prior to the crash to come forward.”

Nobody else was injured in the collision.

Firefighters were called to the scene of the smash to help make the vehicles safe.

They used cutting equipment to free the Corsa driver from the wreckage.

n Witnesses should call the South Yorkshire Police Accident Witness Line on 0114 2202970.