A 92-year-old man is fighting for his life after his mobility scooter was involved in a crash with a HGV driven by a Barnsley man.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident which happened on Barnsley Road, Sheffield at around 11.50am on Thursday (March 8.)

It is thought that the white HGV Volvo, driven by a 22-year-old Barnsley man, was travelling along the city carriageway of the A6135 Barnsley Road.

A spokesman said: "At the Pelican crossing, outside Firs Hill Community Primary School, it is believed that the mobility scooter entered the Pelican crossing, from the nearside, in front of the HGV.

"It is reported that the HGV then struck the mobility scooter, pushing it along the carriageway, onto its nearside and taking it under the front of the HGV. The HGV is then believed to have stopped with the mobility scooter underneath its front axle."

The driver of the mobility scooter sustained life threatening injuries and is being treated at Sheffield Northern General Hospital. The driver of the HGV was not injured.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with information that could assist officers is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 366 of 8 March 2012.