A MAN who was arrested following a collision in Carlton earlier this week - in which a five-year-old child suffered serious injuries - is in a life-threatening condition.

At 12.35pm on Sunday (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 five-year-old girl travelling in the rear of the Evoque suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital but has since been discharged and is recovering at home.

“The driver of the Citroen, a 29-year-old man suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment where he remains in life-threatening condition.”

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