NEWS IN BRIEF: Cyclist recovering after road crash

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A CYCLIST seriously injured in a collision with a 4X4 is recovering in hospital.

The 79-year-old, from Sheffield, was cycling along the A616 near Creswell when he was in collision with a black Toyota Rav4.

Police want to trace a man seen by witnesses walking along the road.

PC Nigel Varney said: “Even if this man didn’t see the collision, I would like to speak to him as he may have a vital piece of information that would help my investigation.”

n Anyone with information is asked to call 01773 572 929.

Boy rescued

A 10-YEAR_OLD boy was rescued after he fell from a tree off Cross Street, Worsbrough Dale, Barnsley.

The youngster was climbing the tree when he slipped and his foot became lodged between three branches, close to ground level, on Saturday afternoon.

His parents called the emergency services after they were unable to free him, and firefighters from Cudworth used hydraulic spreading equipment to secure his release.

The boy was later taken to hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

Five escape fire

FIVE people escaped from a house fire in Sheffield.

The blaze on Ravenscroft Crescent, Richmond, in the early hours of yesterday, saw two of the occupants leave the home from a bedroom after climbing onto an adjoining flat roof next to the property.

Fire crews from Darnall and Mansfield Road who attended the scene helped the other three to safety.

All five were treated outside the premises for smoke inhalation by paramedics.

Disused flat blaze

FIREFIGHTERS searched a disused flat using breathing apparatus when the premises were seen in flames.

The flat above Gusto’s Italian restaurant on Sheffield Road, Barnsley was known by police to be used sometimes by homeless people, and it was feared someone might be trapped inside.

No one was found though serious damage was caused to the large three-storey building in the fire on Friday evening.

Woman saved

A 33-YEAR-old woman was pulled unconscious from a blazing flat in Town Lane, Greasbrough.

Fire crews from Rotherham and Sheffield were called to the scene and they searched the ground floor premises using breathing apparatus.

They gave the woman first aid until paramedics arrived and treated her at the scene before she was taken to Rotherham District Hospital for treatment following Friday night’s blaze.

Schoolgirl hurt

POLICE have launched an investigation after a 15-year-old girl was found with serious injuries at her home in the Heeley area of Sheffield.

Officers were called to the scene on Friday evening, but there are believed to be no suspicious circumstances.

Pair in collision

TWO elderly people were taken to hospital after a car collided with a lorry.

The smash on Penistone Road, at the junction with Albert Terrace Road, Upperthorpe, happened on Friday, at about 11.15am.

Firefighters freed two people, who were aged between 60 and 70, from the car. They were taken to hospital with chest injuries.

Lights repaired

LIGHTS that were broken for more than a month at flats in Sheffield have been repaired.

Northern Powergrid said the lights on the homes of elderly and disabled people at Remington Road, Parson Cross, were working on Friday.

Car in ditch

FIRE crews from Chesterfield were called when a car skidded off Dunston Road in the town and ended up in a ditch.

The driver was not injured but firefighters made the building safe after the crash on Friday afternoon.

Hay bales alight

FIFTEEN bales of hay were found to be well alight when firefighters from Staveley attended a fire in a lean-to barn off Sheffield road, Eckington.

Police were also called to control traffic in the area on Saturday afternoon.

Tyre fire probe

FIREFIGHTERS tackled a blaze in a quarry at Greenhill Lane. Wirksworth near Chesterfield.

Ten large disused tyres had been set on fire on Saturday afternoon.

Police were also called to investigate the incident.

Three-car smash

THREE cars were involved in a collision on Rod Moor Lane, Dronfield Woodhouse.

Fire crews from Dronfield were called to make the scene safe on Saturday afternoon, but no-one was trapped or injured.

Chip-shop fire

A FRYING range at a chip shop in Curbar Drive, Inkersall caught fire.

Fire crews from Chesterfield and Staveley used foam to bring it under control on Saturday morning.