As enquiries into a fatal collision in the Brierley area of Barnsley continue, officers are asking anyone who has video footage to contact them.
At around 1.40pm yesterday afternoon (Friday 14 September), a HGV, was travelling along Common Lane, towards Grimethorpe, when an officer in a marked patrol car, travelling in the opposite direction, turned around to follow the vehicle.
The HGV was then involved in a collision with a pedestrian, as it travelled on to Park View, before it collided with two parked cars and then a house on the road. The pedestrian, a woman in her 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers are aware of footage circulating on social media of the HGV being in collision with the house and have asked that anyone with video footage submits it for their attention.
We’d also ask that people please refrain from sharing footage on social media, to prevent further distress to the victim’s family at this incredibly difficult time.
Park View, which was closed yesterday afternoon and into the evening, has now reopened.
Four men arrested in connection to the incident remain in custody at this time.
Did you see what happened? If you have video footage of the incident, please email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting incident 266 of 14 September in the subject title.
If you have any other information that could assist officers, please call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting the same incident number.
Friday 14 September
A woman has died following a collision in the Brierley area of Barnsley earlier this afternoon (Friday 14 September).
At around 1.40pm, a HGV, previously reported as stolen, was travelling along Common Lane, towards Grimethorpe, when an officer in a marked patrol car, travelling in the opposite direction, turned around to follow the vehicle.
The HGV then travelled on to Park View, where it was in collision with a pedestrian, a woman in her 50s. The vehicle then hit two parked cars before colliding with a house on the road and coming to a stop.
The woman was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. While formal identification has not yet taken place, her family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.
Four men have been arrested in connection with the incident and remain in police custody at this time. The man driving the vehicle suffered minor injuries.
A mandatory referral has been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).
Police remain in the area, as enquiries are carried out and Park View is expected to remain closed for the evening.
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 455 of 14 September 2018.
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