Three people hurt in head-on crash

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THREE people were taken to hospital after a car crash which blocked one of the main routes through a Doncaster village.

Station Road in Rossington was closed for more than two hours on Monday evening after the two-car collision near the level crossing.

Fire crews spent about an hour cutting the roof off one of the cars to release a woamn driver.

The crash happened just before 7pm when a silver BMW driven by a 41-year-old man went out of control as it drove over the East Coast main line level crossing.

Police say the car collided head-on with a blue Ford Ka carrying three people which was being driven in the opposite direction.

The 45-year-old woman driving the Ka, who suffered suspected back and leg injuries, was trapped until firefighters from Doncaster and Rossington stations arrived to extricate her after the roof was removed.

Another woman in the same car also sustained leg injuries.

The BMW driver also went to Doncaster Royal Infirmary to be treated for a suspected broken arm.

Police officers closed Station Road until about 9.30pm and diverted traffic along Stripe Road and Clay Flat Lane.

•South Yorkshire Police are appealing for information after a 43-year-old man died yesterday morning after the motorbike he was riding collided with a car in Swinton.

Just before 7am a silver Vauxhall Vectra pulled out of Gleneagles Rise and turned right onto Lime Grove where it collided with a blue Honda motorbike.

The rider, a Chesterfield man, came off his bike and was trapped under the car. He sustained multiple traumatic injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The car driver, a 54-year-old Swinton man, was not hurt.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who saw the manner of driving prior to the collision and anyone who witnessed it. Call 101 quoting incident 114 of October 30.