Girl, 4, fights for life after car crash in South Yorkshire village

A four-year-old girl is fighting for her life in hospital after a crash on Barnsley Road between Penistone and Silkestone
A four-year-old girl is fighting for her life in hospital after a crash on Barnsley Road between Penistone and Silkestone
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A four-year-old girl is fighting her life in hospital after a car crash involving three vehicles in a South Yorkshire village.

A total of eight people have been injured in the crash which include a 49-year-old man who is in a critical condition.

The man and young girl suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash in Hoylandswaine at 5.45pm yesterday.

South Yorkshire Police have said a silver Vauxhall Corsa, travelling along Barnsley Road toward Silkstone, was involved in a collision with a blue Peugeot 107 travelling in the opposite direction towards Penistone.

The Peugeot then collided with a black Ford Mondeo, travelling in the same direction as the Peugeot, close to the junction with Kine Moor Lane.

The four-year-old girl, who was in the Corsa and a three-year-old boy travelling alongside her, suffered serious injuries and remains in a serious but stable condition.

The driver, a 36-year-old man, and a passenger, a 21-year-old man, both from Penistone, suffered serious injuries and were taken to hospital where they remain in a serious but stable condition, police say.

A passenger in the Peugeot, a 49-year-old man from Barnsley, also suffered life-threatening injuries and is in hospital in a critical condition. The driver of the Peugeot, a 50-year-old woman from Barnsley, was also taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Travelling in the Mondeo, the driver, a 45-year-old woman from Hoylandswaine, and a passenger, a 23-year-old woman from Penistone, were both taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Police are asking anyone who saw the collision, or the manner in which any of the cars were being driver prior to the collision, to contact 101 quoting incident number 795 of Monday, January 4.