South Yorkshire: A57 crash victim identified

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A 29-year-old man who sustained life-threatening injuries in a three-car pile up on the A57 in Todwick has died in hospital.

Adam Rudy Meyer, who was from Eden Grove, Swallownest, Rotherham, sadly died on Wednesday 25th June at the Royal Hallamshire hospital.

The crash that happened at around 1.30pm on Saturday 14th June, involved a black BMW 3 series, a yellow Vauxhall Astra van and a white Vauxhall Astra estate.

The black BMW, driven by the 29-year-old man, was travelling along the A57 Worksop Road, from Todwick towards Worksop.

The Astra van and estate were travelling on the opposite side of the road, towards Todwick, when the BMW and Astra estate were involved in a collision between Kiveton Lane and Goosecarr Lane.

The Astra van reportedly took evasive action and swerved off the road onto the embankment.

The Sheffield man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries, where he sadly died.

Four other people were taken to hospital with injuries – the 41-year-old man driving the Astra van, the 45-year-old man driving the Astra estate and two of his passengers, a 46-year-old woman and a 13-year-old boy.

News that a man has died will strengthen calls for stricter speed limit controls on the stretch of road where the collision occurred.

At the time, Todwick parish councillor Rebecca Carter said she was concerned that drivers were not adhering to the 50mph speed limit.

“After only recently being re-opened, the road is not safer as promised and the roundabout has actually made the road much faster and motorists do not stick to the speed restriction,” she said.

“Drivers are now taking the roundabout at 30mph because the traffic lights have gone.”

“Whereas before drivers were starting from a standstill position.”

Officers continue to appeal for witnesses to the collision.

Another hearing has been scheduled for 12th November.

Please call 101 quoting incident number 540 of 14th June 2014. Alternatively. you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.