Girl’s jaw broken in Sheffield Parkway five-car crash

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A nine-year-old girl suffered a broken jaw in a five-car collision on the Sheffield Parkway, police have revealed.

South Yorkshire Police have launched a witness appeal following the incident on Thursday evening on the Parkway near Catcliffe in Rotherham.

At around 5.50pm, a BMW was in standing traffic around half a mile from the Catcliffe turnoff, when it was involved in collision with another BMW travelling out of the city centre.

The impact resulted in a third vehicle, a blue Honda Civic, colliding with one of the BMWs while the other BMW reported to have collided with a fourth car, a grey VW Golf, which clipped the side of a red Ford Fiesta.

The drivers of both BMWs were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The nine-year-old girl whose jaw was broken was taken to hospital where she was kept overnight.

Eyewitnesses said the girl had been in one of the BMWs.

Part of the Parkway was closed for over two hours as emergency services dealt with the collision, leading to extensive traffic delays and some motorbike riders driving the wrong way through queuing traffic.

Police want to hear from anyone who saw the collision or the manner in which any of the vehicles were being driven prior to the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting incident 882 of July 21, 2016.