A TEENAGER was fighting for life after the car he was travelling in left the road and hit a telegraph pole.
The 18-year-old, of Rotherham, suffered serious head, spine and leg injuries in the crash on Friday, at about 11.30pm, which saw two other teenagers hurt.
Police said a blue Audi A3 was travelling from Brecks towards the Stag roundabout on the A6021 Wickersley Road when the driver appeared to lose control on a right-hand bend near the junction with Bentfield Avenue.
The car left the road, collided with a telegraph pole and came to rest on its roof on top of a boundary stone wall.
The 18-year-old was a passenger in the Audi and was kept overnight at Rotherham District General Hospital.
A police spokesman said last night he was in a ‘life-threatening condition’.
He said: “An 18-year-old Rotherham town centre man sustained life-threatening head, spine and lung injuries.”
The Audi driver, a 19-year-old man, and another passenger, a 15-year-old boy, both from the Broom area, sustained minor head injuries and were detained in the hospital.
Anyone who witnessed the incident, or the manner of driving prior to the collision, is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101.
A pensioner driving to Doncaster was among three people killed in a head-on crash in East Yorkshire on Saturday.
The 70-year-old woman, from York, was driving a Volvo which collided with a Volkswagen Golf near Goole at about 1.30pm.
A 47-year-old man and his 14-year-old son in the Golf were also killed.
Eyewitness Debbie Hinchliffe said the elderly woman’s daughter was following her mother in another car and came across the scene.
They were travelling to Doncaster from the York area, she believed.