Lorry driver hunted after woman dies on day of crash on South Yorkshire roundabout

A police hunt is under way for a lorry driver who failed to stop following a collision with a car on a Rotherham roundabout – after a woman in the car later died.

Friday, 31st January 2020, 10:32 am
Updated Friday, 31st January 2020, 1:21 pm

Officers are trying to trace a blue and silver Scania articulated lorry which was involved in a collision with a grey Mercedes on the A57 Worksop Road at 12.20pm on Wednesday, January 22.

The lorry failed to stop after the collision near to the Todwick roundabout and Red Lion pub.

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It is thought to have carried on towards the M1 motorway.

Minor damage was caused to the Mercedes but a 76-year-old man driving the car and a 75-year-old woman passenger were said to have been ‘left shaken’ by the incident.

Later that evening, the woman was taken ill and died a short time later.

Police want to hear from witnesses, anyone who remembers seeing the lorry that day and motorists who may have dash cam footage from the area on that day.

South Yorkshire Police said: “As enquiries into the collision continue, police are appealing for anyone who saw what happened to contact them.

“Officers are also keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the manner of driving of the HGV and who may have dash cam footage.

“The HGV is believed to have a distinctive blue and silver cab and hitched to a trailer fitted with a green shipping container.”

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 363 of January 22.