A street in Barnsley suburb closed following crash

A street in Barnsley suburb remained closed following a crash this morning.

Tuesday, 2nd July 2019, 10:06 am

Police and the forensics team were deployed to the scene of the collision on High Street in Wombwell.

According an eyewitness the incident occurred around 10.25am when a silver Vauxhall Astra crashed into a man who was loading his shopping into the boot of his car.

The incident in Wombwell, Barnsley. Picture by Robert Scott

Confirming the incident, South Yorkshire Police said the car hit an 75-year-old male pedestrian.

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“He has been taken to Northern General Hospital for serious leg injury,” said the spokesperson.

No other details were provided as the investigation is still ongoing.

The incident in Wombwell, Barnsley. Picture by Robert Scott
Heavy police presence at the scene of the incident. Picture by Robert Scott