LATEST: Police hunt suspected hit-and-run driver after 'serious' crash in Sheffield

Firth Park Road, in Firth Park (Google)
Firth Park Road, in Firth Park (Google)
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Police are this afternoon hunting for a suspected hit-and-run driver after a serious collision in Sheffield left two pedestrians injured.

A car was reportedly involved in a collision with a white Seat Ibiza and two pedestrians in the Firth Park Road area today, at around 1pm.

Police said the pedestrians were receiving medical treatment but the extent of their injuries was not known at this stage.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said at 2.30pm that police officers were still in the area and a search was underway for the driver.

"The car reportedly failed to stop at the scene and a search is underway in the local community, with officers speaking to residents and witnesses," she said.

The collision is believed to have happened in Firth Park Road, close to the junction with Hamilton Road.

The model and colour of the second car is not known at this stage.

Firth Park Road was closed by police following the crash.

Travel companies have said diversions are in place, with passengers and drivers warned to expect delays.

First South Yorkshire said shortly after 2pm that the 38 and 38a bus services were operating via Firth Park Avenue, Hinde House Lane, Hinde House Crescent and Wensley Street in both directions.

One person wrote on Facebook: "Serious crash at bottom of Hamilton road on Firth Park Road. Driver ran from scene."

* Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting the incident number 471 of March 24.

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