Man dies following Greasbrough collision

Update released 28 December 2017 

A 72-year-old man who suffered life-threatening injuries in a Rotherham collision last week has sadly died in hospital. 

At around 5.45pm on Friday 22 December, it is reported that a blue Toyota Starlet and a red Toyota Yaris were involved in a collision in Car Hill, at the junction wtih Barbot Hill Road. 

Both cars left the carriageway as a result of the collision. 

A 72-year-old man travelling as a passenger in the Yaris was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, where he remained in a critical condition. He sadly died on Tuesday 26 December. 

The man has been named as Philip Rodney Harper. His family has asked that their privacy be respected at this difficult time. 

A 71-year-old woman driving the Yaris suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital. 

Two 22-year-old man in the Starlet suffered minor injuries. 

Officers remain keen to hear from witnesses to the collision. Please call 101 quoting incident number 827 of 22 December 2017. 

 

 

Released 23 December 2017

Officers are appealing for information after a collision in the Greasbrough area of Rotherham yesterday evening in which a 72-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries.

At around 5.45pm, a blue Toyota Starlet was travelling along Car Hill, away from Rotherham and towards Greasbrough, when a collision occurred with a red Toyota Yaris at the junction of Barbot Hill Road.

Both cars left the carriageway as a result of the collision. A 72-year-old man who was a passenger in the Yaris suffered life-threatening injuries and is currently in hospital.

The 71-year-old woman driving the Yaris sustained serious injuries and is also in hospital.

Two 22-year-old men in the Starlet suffered minor injuries.

Officers would ask anyone who witnessed the collision or who was in the area at the time to please come forward by calling police on 101 quoting incident number 827 of 22 December 2017.