Crash driver in fight for life

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a MOTORIST was fighting for life in hospital yesterday after he lost control of his car on a bend, ploughed through a wall and into a tree.

The 19-year-old, from Sheffield, was driling along Mortimer Road, Strines, when he failed to negotiate a left hand bend at 12.05am.

He was driving a black Vauxhall Astra towards Sheffield at the time of the smash.

Police said he was taken to the Northern General Hospital in a life threatening condition.

Four other passengers, aged 19 and 20, escaped without serious injuries.

Police closed the road while they investigated the circumstances of the accident.

n Witnesses to the collision or the moments leading up to it should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident 12 of May 29.