A second suspected hit-and-run collision in less than a week has put another Bentley man in hospital with serious injuries.
It is the third major incident and road closure since last Sunday involving young male pedestrians being investigated by Doncaster police, one of them a fatal inquiry.
In the latest incident at the weekend, a driver was arrested after a 19-year-old suffered serious injuries in a road collision in Bentley in the early hours of Saturday.
The incident happened on Bentley High Street just before 2.30am and the road was closed for six hours.
Over the weekend a second man, also 19, was arrested on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice. They have both been bailed pending further enquiries.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which involved a black Ford Fiesta car, travelling towards the centre of Bentley, which was in collision with a pedestrian who was on the road outside The Druids public house.
A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said officers ‘do not know why the pedestrian was in the road’ and they want to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision.
“We are still looking into the circumstances to establish what happened,” he added.
The pedestrian, named locally as Connor Brown, suffered serious chest injuries and was taken to Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital for treatment, where he remained last night but doctors say he may be allowed home later today.
A woman shopping on the High Street said: “I heard it was a hit-and-run but I wasn’t there because I decided not to go out on Friday night.
“I don’t know anything about the driver who has been arrested.”
Another woman, who also did not wish to be named, said: “His family are really upset and at this stage they don’t know much about what happened before he was injured.”
The Fiesta driver, another 19-year-old man, was not injured but was later arrested on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking without consent, failing to stop after an accident, and driving while unfit through drink or drugs.
Police cordoned off the street between Church Street and Chapel Street until about 8.30am and buses were diverted on another route during that time.
The incident happened less than six days after a 20-year-old Bentley man was put into a coma by doctors after he was allegedly run down in Askern Road, Bentley, less than a mile away, but the incidents are unconnected.
A driver from Grimsby, Lincs, has since been charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent on the pedestrian who sustained serious head injuries.
Police are also carrying out a full investigation into the death of 23-year-old Skellow man Daniel Aistrop, on Trafford Way, near Doncaster railway station, on Easter Sunday afternoon. A car driver was also arrested after that incident on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
The Doncaster coroner is due to open an inquest into his death tomorrow.
n Anyone with information about the Bentley High Street incident should contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 129 of Saturday, April 26.