Doncaster crash: Tributes flood in for South Yorkshire man killed in traffic collision

Tributes have been paid to a Doncaster man described as a ‘true gentleman’ who died in a road collision.

By Kian Rains
Sunday, 21st November 2021, 1:46 pm
Updated Sunday, 21st November 2021, 1:47 pm

At around 11.10 am on Friday, November 19, police were called to a crash on Fordstead Lane, at the junction of Almholme Lane, in Doncaster, involving a black Vauxhall Astra and a pedestrian.

The pedestrian sadly died from his injuries and has been named locally as Darren.

Police said the pedestrian's family had been informed and were being supported by specialist officers.

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Fordstead Lane in Doncaster, where a man died after a collision involving a black Vauxhall Astra. The Astra driver was subsequently arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and of drug driving (pic: Google)

The Astra driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving while over the legal limit for drugs. The 23-year-old has been released under investigation as enquiries continue.

Tributes have flooded in on social media for Darren, who is believed to have worked as a tattooist.

One tribute read: “So very sad RIP my thoughts are with his family.”

Another said: “RIP Darren such a lovely guy.

"I’ve never heard a bad word about him in the 40 years I’ve known him.”

Someone said: “Rip Darren buddy very talented man done all my tattoos since 2012 lovely bloke.”

“RIP what a true gentleman he was, thinking of all his family,” one tribute wrote.

Another said: “RIP Daz I have no words mate, I really don't - absolutely gutted.”

"RIP Darren. Can’t imagine how devastated his lovely family must be. God bless you all,” one tribute read.

Any witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage of a black Vauxhall Astra travelling in the area from Barnby Dun towards Arksey shortly before 11.10 am is asked to call 101 and quote incident number 320 of November 19.

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