Driver dies after crashing into wall

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TRAFFIC police are investigating the manner in which a car was being driven in the moments before it smashed into a wall in a village near Doncaster.

A man died in the collision which happened on Wakefield Road, Hampole, in daylight, with no other vehicles involved.

Emergency services were called to the A638 after a blue Vauxhall Corsa travelling from Doncaster towards Pontefract was reported to have crashed at just after 10am on Sunday.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said yesterday: “At the left hand bend after Leys Lane, near Hampole, it is believed the car lost control and collided with a stone wall, rebounding back and coming to rest in the road.

“The driver, a 43-year-old man from Pontefract, suffered fatal chest injuries and died.

“There were no other vehicles involved.”

Fire crews from Adwick station were also called to the scene to help remove the casualty.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or saw how the car was being driven immediately before the incident is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 506 of October 28.

n RUSH hour traffic using one of Doncaster’s busiest roads was delayed yesterday after a two-car collision near The Cheshire Cheese pub.

A Renault Kangoo and a Ford Focus were in collision on Church Way just after 7.30am, but neither driver was injured.

Binmen leaving the Holmes depot stopped to help push the damaged vehicle out of the way, and traffic was moving freely again in less than an hour.

n NO-ONE was injured when a red Vauxhall Astra left the road on a bend at the junction of Church Road and Wilsic Lane, Wadworth, on Sunday evening.