Appeal after four hurt in Doncaster road smash

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POLICE are appealing for information after a serious road crash which left four people hurt and a man fighting for life in hospital.

Officers want to speak to the driver of a black hatchback, which overtook a blue Peugeot 206 shortly before it was involved in the collision, to come forward.

The Peugeot, driven by a 37-year-old man from Carlton-in-Lindrick, near Worksop, was travelling on the A60 from Tickhill towards Oldcoates, near to Stoney Brigg Farm.

A grey Citroen Picasso driven by a 75-year-old man from Conisbrough, Doncaster, was going in the opposite direction.

When the black hatchback overtook the Picasso it is believed the manoeuvre may have caused a reaction from the Peugeot.

The driver then reportedly lost control and travelled across the road into the path of the Picasso.

A male 35-year-old passenger in the Peugeot, also from Carlton-in-Lindrick, remains in Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital after suffering life-threatening injuries.

The driver is in Doncaster Royal Infirmary with a broken leg.

The Picasso driver suffered broken ribs, while a passenger in the vehicle, a 78-year-old woman from Conisbrough, suffered a fractured sternum. Both were taken to Doncaster Royal for treatment.

PC Pete Burke, from South Yorkshire Police’s Roads Policing Group at Maltby said: “This was a serious collision and a man is still in hospital in a life-threatening condition.

“We understand that the black hatchback had been travelling along the A60 Worksop Road and may have carrying out a number of overtaking manoeuvres.

“We’d like to speak to the driver as soon as possible as they may hold vital information and we’d urge them or anyone who knows of their whereabouts to come forward.

“We believe a dark coloured Land Rover Freelander briefly stopped at the scene and we’d also like to hear from the driver who may be able to assist us with the investigation.

“Meanwhile the investigation is continuing and we’re carrying out extensive CCTV enquiries in the area.”

The incident happened at 4.38pm on Friday January 25.

Call 101 quoting incident number 690 of that date with information.