Elderly woman rushed to hospital after being knocked over by a car in Barnsley

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Police are appealing for witnesses after an elderly lady was knocked down by a car in Barnsley this afternoon.

The incident happened at around 1.45pm when a silver Volkswagen Passat was travelling along Sheffield Road towards Worsbrough.

Near to the junction with Taylor Row, it was in collision with an 84-year-old female pedestrian.

The woman has been taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Officers are asking anyone that may have witnessed the collision to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 431 of December 12.