Police seek witnesses to fatal collision in Rotherham

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Police officers investigating a fatal collision in which a 30-year-old female pedestrian died are trying to trace a motorist who stopped at the scene before emergency services arrived.

Amanda Carnall was walking along Fitzwilliam Road, Eastwood, Rotherham, when she was stuck by a blue Peugeot 207, being driven towards Thrybergh by a 51-year-old woman.

Emergency services were alerted to the collision at 8.30pm on Tuesday, December 17, and Ms Carnall was rushed to hospital where she died the following day.

A man driving a yellow or orange Ford Transit-style van was seen to stop at the scene but he left before emergency services arrived.

Officers are now trying to trace the driver, along with the driver of a second car that was travelling in the direction of town when the collision happened.

It is believed they may have witnessed the incident.

Police Constable Teena Hogg, who is leading the investigation, said: “We are keen to speak to the driver of the van as he may have witnessed the collision or the movements of the pedestrian before the incident happened.

“I must stress that this motorist is in no way under suspicion but may be a possible witness to the tragic incident.

“The driver who was seen travelling towards town may have also seen something in their rear-view mirror as they passed the crash scene.

“We are still working to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the incident and are keen to speak to them.”

n The drivers, or anyone who witnessed the movements of the pedestrian or the car prior to the collision, should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 1,074 of December 17.