Three injured in car crash

A WORKSOP woman has been hurt in a crash which has left two men with life-threatening injuries.

Tuesday, 16th August 2011, 3:34 pm

Police are appealing for witnesses after the crash near Whiston, Rotherham which occurred around 12.20am this morning (Tuesday).

A blue Nissan Micra was travelling on Pleasley Road from Whiston towards Augton when, for an unknown reason, it crossed the central white line and collided with a silver Vauxhall Corsa travelling in the opposite direction.

The collision happened a few hundred yards from the Whiston side of Reservoir Road.

The driver of the Micra, a 44-year-old man from Westfield, Sheffield, sustained a broken leg, broken back and a severe head injury. His condition this morning is described as life threatening.

The passenger in the Corsa, a 24-year-old Rotherham man, sustained abdominal injuries that are also described as life threatening.

The Corsa driver, a 19-year-old Worksop woman, sustained minor abdominal injuries, cuts and bruises. All three were taken to Rotherham General Hospital.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is urged to call South Yorkshire Police on 0114 2202020 quoting incident number 13 of Tuesday 16th August.