Two pedestrians hurt in Sheffield road hit-and-run

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TWO young men were injured in a hit-and-run on a Sheffield road yesterday.

The pair - aged 26 and 21 - were hit by a car on City Road, Manor, between Wulfric Road and Eastern Avenue, and afterwards the vehicle drove off without stopping.

Police cordoned off an area around a pedestrian crossing on the stretch of road yesterday afternoon, causing chaos for motorists as rush hour approached.

Buses were diverted on to Wulfric Road before joining Prince of Wales Road, while trams were suspended between Spring Lane and Gleadless Townend.

Residents said the closure caused long delays on neighbouring roads and public transport.

Stacy Jane Livermore said it took her more than three hours to travel from Birley to Firth Park.

“City Road was all closed off, and trams from Crystal Peaks were running to Gleadless Townend and from the city centre to Spring Lane,” she said.

Annette Hall said she saw police officers directing traffic following the crash shortly before 1.40pm.

The road reopened at around 4.45pm, but there were delays in both directions until the evening.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “A car is reported to have collided with two pedestrians, then driven off without stopping. They were injured, but did not appear to be in a life-threatening condition.”

Witnesses or anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting incident 448 of January 16.