A DRIVER has been arrested after six people were injured, three of them seriously, in a car crash at one of Doncaster’s busiest road junctions.
Three young men are in hospital after the accident at traffic lights on Bawtry Road, near The Dome, over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Traffic police are seeking to establish how the rear-end shunt inflicted such severe injuries on the occupants of a stationary car.
One of the less seriously injured casualties was a baby.
The crash happened just before 10.30pm on Sunday.
A black Ford Mondeo driven by a 23-year-old man from Cantley was stationary at the traffic lights in the outside lane of Bawtry Road, heading towards the town centre, at the junction with Gliwice Way.
Police say a Vauxhall driven by a 28-year-old man from Woodlands came down Bawtry Road and hit the rear of the Ford Mondeo.
The driver of the Vauxhall suffered serious head injuries and was later arrested for driving while under the influence of drugs.
The driver of Mondeo suffered a broken back and has been detained in Doncaster Royal Infirmary.
One of the passengers, a 22-year-old man from Bessacarr, is said to have suffered a broken neck. He is also in the hospital.
Three other passengers in the Mondeo, a 20-year-old man from Bessacarr, a 21-year-old man from Blaxton, and a one-year-old boy from Cantley, all suffered slight whiplash.
They were taken to hospital for treatment but later allowed home.