Man fighting for life after car chase through streets of South Yorkshire

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A man is fighting for his life after he was hit by a car, which police had just abandoned a chase of.

Police pursued a black Audi A3 or S3 that had failed to stop on Park Road in the direction of Cemetery Road, close to Barnsley town centre.

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As the black Audi turned onto Wood Street officers lost sight of the vehicle and they abandoned the chase.

They later searched the area and found a 25-year-old man laying injured near the brow of the hill on Wood Street.

He sustained life-threatening injuries and remains in hospital today.

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Police believe the man may have been hit by the Audi and are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened yesterday at 11.30pm, to come forward.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "Enquiries are now ongoing and officers would like to hear from anyone who may have seen the collision or a black Audi A3 or S3 with possible damage to the front, that may have been driving in a dangerous manner in the area around the time of the incident to report.

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If you have any information please call 101 quoting incident number 1192 of 6 May. Anonymous information can also be given to Crimestoppers via 0800 555 111."