NEWS IN BRIEF: Teenage driver dies after car hit a tree

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A TEENAGE motorist has died in hospital after suffering fatal head injuries when his car hit a tree.

Police are appealing for information after the collision at 11.05pm on Friday, April 27, which involved a black Seat Ibiza driven by a 19-year-old, on the A19 at Owston, north of Doncaster.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “The 19-year-old man, from Goole, suffered a severe head injury and was taken to Doncaster Royal Infirmary last night. He was later transferred to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital where he died.”

Call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 1353 of 27 April.

Chip pan blaze

TWO pensioners were taken to hospital with burns after a chip pan fire - after it is believed passers-by helped them evacuate from the burning home.

Firefighters were called to fight the blaze at a house on Aymer Drive, Thurcroft, at about 7pm on Friday night.

A man aged 80 and woman in her late 70s were taken to hospital by ambulance.

THREE people were taken to hospital after a collision involving four cars and a bus in Sheffield.

The incident happened on Blackstock Road, Gleadless, on Thursday, April 26. No one was on the bus and one person suffered serious chest injuries. Witnesses should contact police on 101.

TRADING standards officials seized bottles of vodka suspected of being illegally smuggled into the UK from off licences in Chesterfield, Newbold and Bolsover during a two-day operation across Derbyshire.

Specialist equipment was used as part of the inspections to check the authenticity and safety of spirits on sale and track down the rogue drinks.

ARSONISTS are believed to be responsible for a car fire which happened in Sheffield at the weekend.

A Volkswagen Golf was destroyed in the blaze on Long Lane, Loxley, at 7.45pm on Saturday.

AN elderly woman who was standing on the railway line at Thorne near Doncaster was brought to safety after she was spotted by the crew of the South Yorkshire Police helicopter.

The incident happened at 9.45pm on Saturday.