Todwick: Appeal after elderly man injured in A57 crash

Police are appealing for information after an elderly man was injured in a serious crash on the A57.

Friday, 31st May 2013, 10:17 am

The accident happened around 4.10pm yesterday (Thursday) and closed the road in both directions for several hours.

A 76-year-old man from Sheffield was driving a silver Ford Focus along the A57 from the direction of Todwick crossroads.

Police believe the Focus crossed into the opposite lane when it was driving round a sharp bend.

The car collided with a HGV that was travelling in the opposite direction.

The elderly man was airlifted to the Northern General Hospital suffering from chest pains. The driver of the HGV, a 54-year-old man from Worksop, was not injured.

Anyone with any information, or who may have seen the nature of driving of the vehicles before the incident, should contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 698 of 30 May 2013. Alternatively, people can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.