Man rushed to hospital with ‘life-threatening’ injuries after crash on Sheffield road
A man has been rushed to hospital with ‘life-threatening’ injuries after a collision on a major Sheffield road.
Emergency services were called to the incident on the St’ Mary’s Gate South lane, just off London Road, at around 3:05 pm on Sunday (14 March) after reports of a serious road traffic collision.
A car is believed to have collided with a pedestrian who was crossing the road but enquiries are still ongoing to ascertain the circumstances of the incident.
One witness said they saw multiple police cars and an air ambulance hovering above the scene near the firework shop at the bottom of London Road.
The road was closed following the incident and transport operators in the city diverted buses away from the scene.
Stagecoach tweeted: “Due to an accident on London Road Sheffield, services 43 44 will be diverted onto Bramall Lane both ways.”
First South Yorkshire tweeted that some of their services have been affected, with routes diverted via London Rd, Cemetery Rd, Summer field St, Ecclesall Rd ,Moore St, Fitzwillam Gate before resuming to the normal route.
They said: “Due to a police incident at St’ Mary’s Gate South lane, the following services will divert: 20, 56, 75, 76, 97, 98.”
South Yorkshire Police confirmed that an adult male has been taken to hospital with serious injuries and said that the road will be closed for some time.
A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “We received a call at 3:05pm on 14 March for reports of a road traffic collision on St Mary’s Gate in Sheffield.“Enquiries are still on-going to ascertain the circumstances of the incident.
“Yorkshire Ambulance Service and the air ambulance attended the scene. One man was taken by ambulance to Northern General Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
“Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 491 of 14 March 2021.”