Second man arrested after car hit bus queue in Sheffield

Emergency services on Barnsley Road, outside Northern General Hospital, after seven people were injured when a car plunged into a bus stop.
Emergency services on Barnsley Road, outside Northern General Hospital, after seven people were injured when a car plunged into a bus stop.
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POLICE have arrested a second man believed to have been travelling in a BMW which ploughed into a queue of people waiting for a bus in Sheffield.

Eight people were injured - four severely - when the silver car veered across Barnsley Road, Fir Vale, and into a bus stop last Monday, July 2.

Surgeons are still trying to save the leg of a 23-year-old Polish woman who sustained serious injuries to her foot - but she may have to have her left leg amputated below the knee.

Despite the horrific injuries their crash caused, the occupants of the vehicle fled the scene, ignoring the people lying in the road.

Officers caught and arrested one man, aged 22, the same night, but a second man escaped.

Now, after a nine-day hunt and many phone calls from witnesses, police have made a second arrest, of a man also in his 20s.

Both men have been released on police bail.

Sgt Steve Askham, of South Yorkshire road policing group, said: “As a result of the publicity in The Star a number of witnesses have come forward and we are very grateful for that.

Anyone with information who has not yet come forward can call police on 101.