Man arrested after smashing into six cars in Sheffield

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A driver was arrested by police on suspicion of dangerous driving after ploughing into six parked cars in Sheffield.

The incident happened in Oxford Street, Upperthorpe, at 7.30pm on Sunday night.

Police said a silver Vauxhall Astra, being driven by a 32-year-old man from Sheffield, was travelling downhill towards Upperthorpe from Crookesmoor when the vehicle collided with six parked cars.

A 56-year-old female passerby was struck by one of the parked cars and given oxygen at the scene.

The driver and his passenger suffered minor injuries.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “Significant damage was caused to the parked vehicles, which included a black Kia Rio, a beige VW Golf, a black Mercedes Vito, a red LDV van, a blue Nissan Micra and a red Ford Fiesta.”

She added: “The driver was arrested at the scene on suspicion of dangerous driving and aggravated taking without owner’s consent.”

Fire crews also attended the incident.

Anyone who saw the collision, or the manner of driving before it, should ring police on 101, quoting incident number 1109 of June 1.