Police seek driver involved in crash in Barnsley

Police want to trace the driver of a car involved in a crash in Barnsley
Police want to trace the driver of a car involved in a crash in Barnsley
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Police officers are trying to trace the driver of a car which crashed into an electricity pole in Barnsley - bringing down two power cables.

Officers were alerted to the crash on Silkstone Road, Cawthorne, at 2.55am today and found a blue Volkswagen Golf with significant damage.

But the driver of the car was no longer at the scene.

Officers want to trace the driver to find out what happened and in case he or she needs medical attention.

The road has been closed while the power cables are made safe.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: "Police are appealing for witnesses after a blue Volkswagen Golf was in collision with an electrical pole in the Cawthorne area of Barnsley.

"At around 2.55am this morning officers were called to the scene of the collision in Silkstone Lane, near to the junction with Norcroft Lane.

"It is believed that the car was in collision with a wooden electrical pole, which has collapsed and brought down two power cables.

"The Golf is understood to have sustained significant damage.

"The road has been closed while the power cables are made safe and may remain closed for some time today.

"The occupant or occupants of the car were not in the vehicle when emergency services arrived and police are keen to trace them in case they have suffered injuries that require medical attention."

Witnesses or anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 84 of September 1.

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