Magna Lane crash Rotherham: Tragedy as man on mobility scooter dies after horror crash

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A pensioner has tragically died after his mobility scooter was involved in a horrific crash on a South Yorkshire street.

The incident happened on Saturday morning and the man, aged 70, who had been riding the blue scooter, was taken to hospital after the collision, with serious injuries.

But South Yorkshire Police have today revealed that he has since died.

The incident happened on Magna Lane, in Rotherham.

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Police said in a statement today: “At 9.17am on Saturday (15 June), officers were called to Magna Lane following reports of a collision involving a red Mercedes C220 and a blue mobility scooter.

PIcture shows the junction of Magna Lane and Foljambe Drive. Photo: GooglePIcture shows the junction of Magna Lane and Foljambe Drive. Photo: Google
PIcture shows the junction of Magna Lane and Foljambe Drive. Photo: Google | Google

“It is reported that the Mercedes, which was heading from the direction of the A630, collided with the mobility scooter as it began to cross Magna Lane, with the collision happening between the junctions at Foljambe Drive and the A630.

“A 70-year-old man who was riding the mobility scooter was taken to hospital with serious injuries and has since sadly died.

“A woman who was driving the Mercedes remained at the scene and has been assisting officers with their enquiries.”

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Police are now appealing for witnesses to the collision or anyone with relevant information or footage to get in touch with them.

You can report information to the police by calling 101, or on the South Yorkshire Police online portal: which is on

You should quote incident number 240 of 15 June 2024 when you get in touch.

Alternatively, if you wish to stay anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

You can also contact them on the Crimestoppers website

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