Hit and run site ‘not a Doncaster blackspot’

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THE site of a hit-and-run car incident in Balby, Doncaster, is not considered to be an accident blackspot by residents, says a community leader.

Police are investigating in a bid to catch the driver who was at the wheel of a car involved in a collision on Anelay Road, in Balby, at the junction with Warmsworth Road.

A 58-year-old who was crossing the road was struck by the car, say police.

A police spokesman said: “When he reached the centre of the carriageway a car, believed to be a silver Renault Megane, has turned left into Warmsworth Road, and struck him.

“The driver of the car failed to stop at the scene, and continued travelling down Anelay Road.”

The injured man was taken to Doncaster Royal Infirmary by ambulance.

He was treated for multiple injuries at the accident and emergency department.

Traffic police are now trying to trace the driver of the Megane.

Anelay Road is one of a number of streets to have undergone a programme of safety works.

Coun Mick Jameson, who represents Balby on Doncaster Council, said: “I had not heard anything about this incident.

“It did used to like a racetrack around there, but recently there have been engineering works to alleviate the problem, and they put in some chicanes to slow down the traffic as it passed.

“That has slowed things down a lot.”

He added residents were trying to get a crossing put in place at a current area of concern in Balby - at Sandford Road and Tickhill Road.

Speeds are currently being monitored there.

Anyone who has information regarding the identity of the driver or the vehicle, believed to be an older model of the Megane, should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 978 of March 15.