Head-on collision leaves driver hurt

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A man in his 40s suffered serious injuries when two cars collided head-on in Sheffield.

Police have launched an appeal for witnesses following the crash on Saturday night.

Firefighters had to cut the injured 44-year-old man out of his car, following the collision between a silver Vauxhall Vectra and a silver Nissan Micra on Longley Lane, Longley.

The incident happened at about 9.20pm, close to the junction with Crowder Road.

The road was closed for several hours as emergency crews worked to free the injured man and clear debris from the road.

The injured driver of the Nissan Micra was later taken to Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital, in Fir Vale, by ambulance with leg, chest and pelvis injuries.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue said three fire engines were sent to the scene.

Crews from Elm Lane, Darnall and Rivelin fire stations were all in attendance at the incident.

The fire service spokesman said the driver had some bad injuries around his knees and it was suspected one of his legs may have been broken, while he also had breathing difficulties as a result of his injuries.

Firefighters had to cut off the roof of the Micra car to create as much space as possible to get the man out safely from his car and into an ambulance.

It is believed there were two people in the Vauxhall Vectra.

They were said to be unhurt and had managed to get out of their vehicle prior to the arrival of the fire service crews.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said the man remained in hospital yesterday with ‘serious injuries’.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who either witnessed the collision or saw either of the two cars prior to the crash as investigations take place into the cause of the collision.

n Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.