A MAN has been arrested following a collision in Carlton yesterday which resulted in a five-year-old child suffering serious injuries.

At 12.35pm yesterday (February 28), it is reported that an officer in a marked police car in Athersley North spotted a vehicle with a smashed windscreen.

The 29-year-old driver of a blue Citroen C3, is believed to have become aware of the police presence and drove off, with the police vehicle following.

On Fish Dam Lane, as the Citroen was travelling in the general direction of Royston, it was involved in a collision with a white Range Rover Evoque travelling the opposite way.

The collision happened close to the junction with Shaw Lane.

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “The driver of the Evoque, a 32-year-old man, and the front seat passenger, a 32-year-old woman, both suffered minor injuries.

“A five-year-old girl travelling in the rear of the Evoque suffered serious injuries and has been taken to hospital where she remains.

The driver of the Citroen, a 29-year-old man suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

“He has been arrested on suspicion of burglary and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

“The Citroen was later identified as having been stolen in a burglary in Barnsley.

“Did you see the collision? Any witnesses, or motorists with dash-cam footage, are asked to call police on 101 quoting incident number 419 of February 28.

“If you have footage, you can email this to enquiries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk quoting the incident number in the email subject line.

“The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has been notified.”