Did you witness a life-threatening collision on Friday 25 January on the A60?

Police are appealing for the driver of a black hatchback, which overtook a car shortly before it was involved in a serious collision, to come forward and help them with enquiries.

At about 4.38pm on Friday, 25 January, it’s reported that a blue Peugeot 206, driven by a 37-year-old man from Carlton-in-Lindrick, Nottinghamshire, was travelling on the A60 from Tickhill towards Oldcoates, near to Stoney Brigg Farm.

Meanwhile it’s believed that a grey Citroen Picasso, driven by a 75-year-old man from Conisbrough, Doncaster, was travelling in the opposite direction.

The black hatchback is thought to have overtaken the Picasso and pulled back onto the correct side of the road.

However it’s believed that this manoeuvre may have caused a reaction from the Peugeot, whose driver then reportedly lost control and travelled across the road into the path of the Picasso.

A passenger in the Peugeot, a 35-year-old man from Carlton-in-Lindrick, suffered life-threatening injuries and remains in Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital. The car’s driver sustained a broken leg and is currently in Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

The Picasso driver suffered broken ribs, while a passenger in the vehicle, a 78-year-old woman from Conisbrough, suffered a fractured sternum. Both were taken to the DRI for treatment.

PC Pete Burke, from South Yorkshire Police’s Roads Policing Group, based at Maltby said: “This was a serious collision and a man is still in hospital in a life-threatening condition.

“We understand that the black hatchback had been travelling along the A60 Worksop Road and may have carrying out a number of overtaking manoeuvres.

“We’d like to speak to the driver as soon as possible as they may hold vital information about the incident and we’d urge them or anyone who knows of their whereabouts to come forward.

“We believe a dark coloured Land Rover Freelander briefly stopped at the scene and we’d like to hear from the driver who may be able to assist us with the investigation.

“Meanwhile the investigation is continuing and we’re carrying out extensive CCTV enquiries in the area.”

Anyone who can assist officers is urged to call SYP on: 101 quoting incident number 690 of 25 January, 2013, or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on: 0800 555111.