Injured pedestrian leaves intensive care unit

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A PEDESTRIAN left fighting for his life in a hit and run collision has been moved out of intensive care.

The 50-year-old suffered multiple fractures in the collision on Racecommon Road, Barnsley, after being mown down last month.

Police said he broke almost every bone in his body.

He has been moved from intensive care at the Northern General Hospital on to a normal ward at Barnsley District General, where he is expected to remain for the foreseeable future while he undergoes intensive rehabilitation.

The pedestrian was knocked down by one of two cars travelling close together along Racecommon Road from Town End roundabout towards Longcar Lane.

Police said the vehicle which struck him failed to stop at the scene.

One of the theories under investigation is that the two vehicles travelling together may have been racing.

A man in his 20s was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop and perverting the course of justice, before being bailed pending further inquiries.

Inspector Pete Serhatlic, overseeing the investigation, said: “He is slightly better – he has been moved from intensive care on to a ward at Barnsley District General. But he still has a long way to go rehabilitation wise – every bone he could have fractured or broken he did.

“Praise needs to go to those who stopped at the scene and gave first aid – in incidents like this it is invaluable and can save lives.”