Man fighting for life after crash in Sheffield 'is engaged to be married'

A man left fighting for his life after a crash in Sheffield is engaged to be married this summer, it is understood.

Sunday, 11th June 2017, 6:44 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th June 2017, 11:40 am
The crash happened in Ridgeway Road, close to the Gleadless Townend tram stop (Google)
The crash happened in Ridgeway Road, close to the Gleadless Townend tram stop (Google)

The 37-year-old pedestrian was involved in a collision with a car in the Gleadless area of the city last night at around 9.40pm.

Police, who have appealed for witnesses, said he sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital, where he remained this afternoon.

A bystander who called for an ambulance has told how he saw the man's distraught fiancée in tears of anguish at the scene of the crash in Ridgeway Road, near to the Gleadless Townend tramstop.

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The witness, who asked not to be named, said he had just got out of his car after stopping at the nearby Sainsbury's store when he heard an almighty noise.

"There was a massive bang and my girlfriend shouted at me to get back in the car because she thought someone had been shot or a bomb had gone off," he said.

"When I saw what had happened I called for an ambulance.

"His fiancée was screaming 'please don't let him die, we're getting married this August', and people were trying to keep her calm. I really hope he's OK."

He added that two trams had stopped at the scene before paramedics arrived, and had given a first aid kit to those tending to the man.

South Yorkshire Police said a black Hyundai i20 and a male pedestrian were reportedly involved in a collision in Ridgeway Road, close to the junction with Gleadless Road.

A spokesman for the force said: "We would ask anyone who witnessed the collision to call us on 101, quoting incident number 1230 of June 10."