Pedestrian taken to hospital with leg injury after 'hit-and-run' crash in Sheffield

A pedestrian has been taken to hospital following a reported hit-and-run crash in Sheffield today.

Friday, 24th March 2017, 8:01 pm
Updated Saturday, 25th March 2017, 10:59 am
Firth Park Road, in Firth Park, where the collision happened
Firth Park Road, in Firth Park, where the collision happened

The casualty, whose age and sex is not known at this stage, was taken to Northern General Hospital with a leg injury following the collision in Firth Park Road, Firth Park.

A second pedestrian was also wounded in the collision, according to police, but Yorkshire Ambulance Service said their injuries were only minor and they had not required hospital treatment.

Police said emergency services were called to reports of a car in collision with a white Seat Ibiza and two pedestrians at around 1pm.

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The car reportedly failed to stop at the scene and officers this afternoon mounted a search for the driver.

The model and colour of the second car is not known at this stage.

One person told on Facebook how the crash had been an 'accident waiting to happen'.

The woman, who asked not to be named, said: "There are so many near misses around here. I have seen cars racing each other on more then one occasion.

"In an evening there are kids all around and people driving like idiots. There are cars parked on both side of the street, so there is only room for one car to get down Hamilton Road and people drive down it at stupid speeds.

"My husband jokes 'where did they get there licenses from - the back of the Kellogg's Corn Flakes box?' That is how bad it is."

* Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting the incident number 471 of March 24.