Witness appeal after hit and run leaves man in life-threatening condition

South Yorkshire Police are appealing for information after a 50-year-old man sustained injuries on Racecommon Road, in Barnsley, last night.

At 7.20pm on Wednesday, 12 December, two cars were travelling close together from Town End roundabout on Racecommon Road going towards Longcar Lane, when one of the cars hit the man who was believed to have been in the road.

The cars then left the scene. The car that hit the man continued in the same direction, to the traffic lights and turned right onto Park Road by the closed pub called The Bush.

Police are urgently appealing for information to help trace the drivers of the cars. The car that collided with the pedestrian is described as possibly a silver Ford and a saloon shape. This car will have damage to the driver’s side and possibly a broken window and/ or headlight. Initial witness reports suggest the driver was a white man, aged under 50-years-old and with longish fair hair.

There is no description of the second car or driver.

The 50-year-old from Barnsley sustained multiple life-threatening injuries and was taken to Barnsley District General Hospital. He has now been transferred to Northern General Hospital.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or may have information to help trace the drivers are urged to call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 941 of the 12 December.