THE driver of a car involved in a horrific road smash crash which killed his pal and seriously injured another teenager has been arrested by police after he was discharged from hospital.
Police said today the 18-year-old Sheffield man was questioned on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released on bail pending further enquiries.
He was discharged from hospital on Saturday.
Lewis Shaw, aged 20, of Worrall Road, Hillsborough, died when a Vauxhall Corsa in which he was a passenger ran out of control on a bend on Far Lane, Wadsley, last Thursday, hitting a sign and then a lamppost, overturning and colliding with a wall.
Lewis, an employee at the Walkley branch of Asda, had been due to jet off on a lads’ holiday to Magaluf in Spain next week to celebrate a friend’s birthday.
The Liverpool FC fan was also looking forward to turning 21 next month.
Lewis’s devastated family and friends described him as ‘kind hearted’ and floral tributes have been laid at the scene of the smash.
In a statement, his relatives said: “He would always put others before himself and always considered other people’s feelings. He was really generous and his brother Keiron’s best friend.”
Amateur boxer Jack Battle, aged 18, who was also a passenger in the car, suffered serious internal injuries and is still in hospital.
Alex Gillott, aged 17, of Wisewood, escaped with minor cuts.
Police investigating the crash on Thursday night want to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision.
They also want to contact the driver of a black Audi estate, which was travelling along Far Lane shortly before the crash.
A police spokeswoman said: “The driver of the Vauxhall Corsa, an 18-year-old Sheffield man, was released from hospital on Saturday.
“He has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been formally interviewed.”
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101.