Suspected BMW Sheffield crash passenger still at large

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POLICE officers are still looking for a passenger believed to have been in a car which ploughed into a queue of people waiting for a bus in Sheffield.

Eight people were injured when a silver BMW careered across Barnsley Road, Fir Vale and smashed into a bus stop.

Four were seriously hurt - at least two needing surgery.

The 22-year-old driver ignored the hurt people lying in the road and tried to flee the scene, police said.

He was caught and arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and failing to stop. He has now been released on police bail until the end of August, pending further police inquiries.

But officers are still searching for someone they believe was a passenger in the car, which was heading north before it swerved across Barnsley Road, near Horndean Road.

Insp Geoff Young, head of South Yorkshire Police collision investigation unit, said he wants to hear from witnesses.

“We would like to speak to anyone who saw the collision or who has any information about any of the offenders,” he said.

“We also want to hear from anybody who saw this vehicle and can comment on the nature of the driving, or if anyone saw anyone running from the scene.”

Three men, aged 45, 23 and 21, and a woman, 23, sustained serious injuries including a fractured pelvis, shoulder and foot, when the car crashed at 8.05pm on Monday. Four other pedestrians - three women aged 58, 38 and 24, and a man, 20 - received minor injuries. Call the police on 101 quoting incident 1,168 of 2/7/12.

n MOTORISTS were stuck in long delays yesterday after a crash closed part of the Parkway in Sheffield.

Police said part of a lane out of the city was closed between Handsworth and Catcliffe from 4.45pm to 5.05pm, with tailbacks reported.