Woman dies in head-on road smash

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A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a woman died in a head-on smash in Sheffield in the early hours of yesterday.

The woman, who has not yet been named by police, was a passenger in a black Honda Accord which is believed to have crossed onto the wrong side of Crookes Road and hit a taxi travelling in the opposite direction ay 4.15am.

Police said the taxi driver, who was in a gold-coloured Hackney cab, suffered a broken arm, leg and head injury in the collision.

He is being treated in the Northern General Hospital.

The driver of the Honda, a 46-year-old Pitsmoor man, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink driving and causing death by dangerous driving.

He was driving along Crookes Road, towards Crookes, when he is said to have crossed on to the opposite side of the road as he negotiated a left hand bend.

Police alerted to the collision closed off the road between Crookesmoor Road and Lydgate Lane for most of the morning while they investigated the circumstances.

They want to hear from witnesses to the incident, close to the junction of Crookes Road and Roslin Road, or anyone who saw the way either of the cars were being driven before the smash.

Call South Yorkshire Police on 0114 2202020.