Renewed appeal following fatal collision

Update issued Monday 18 December 

Police investigation a fatal collision in the Cudworth area of Barnsley last month have issued a fresh appeal for witnesses. 
 
At around 12.30pm on Saturday 25 November, it is reported that a Ford Transit Tourneo minibus and a bicycle were involved in a collision in Pontefract Road, Cudworth. 
 
A 78-year-old man riding the bicycle was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, where he sadly died on Friday 1 December. 
 
Police are keen to trace and identify a number of pedestrians who were walking along Pontefract Road at the time of the collision – these involve two males walking together towards Aldi, as well as a man walking his dog walking in the direction of Shafton. 
 
Officers also would like to trace a small white hatchback, which was seen driving in the area at the time of the collision. 
 
Were you walking or driving in the area on that Saturday lunchtime? Did you witness the collision? 
 
Please call 101 quoting incident number 508 of 25 November 2017. 
 
A 52-year-old man arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving has been released under investigation while enquiries continue. 

 

Update issued Friday 1 December 

A 78-year-old man who suffered life-threatening injuries following a collision in Barnsley last weekend has sadly died in hospital.

It is reported that at around 12.30pm on Saturday 25 November, a bicycle and a Ford Transit Tourneo minibus were involved in a collision on Pontefract Road, Cudworth.

The 78-year-old man riding the bicycle was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. He remained in hospital in a critical condition, where he sadly died today (Friday 1 December).

His family have been informed and are receiving support from specially trained officers. They have asked that their privacy be respected at this difficult time.

A 52-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He was released under investigation while enquiries continue.

An investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 508 of 25 November 2017. 

 

Released Sunday 26 November

Police in Barnsley are appealing for information following a collision between a pedal cycle and a minibus.

At around 12.31pm yesterday (Saturday 25 November), it was reported that a pedal cycle was travelling along Pontefract Road, from Shafton towards Cudworth town centre, when it was in collision with a white Ford Tourneo transit minibus with a full-length roof rack.

The minibus was reported to be travelling in the same direction when the collision occurred.

The driver of the pedal cycle, a 78-year-old man from Barnsley suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

Did you see the collision? Were you in the area at the time?

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident 508 of 25 November 2017.