A MAN has died after being hit by a van in Silkstone.

The incident occurred this morning (Monday 22 February) at around 9.35am on Barnsley Road in Silkstone, outside the Texaco Petrol Station.

It has been reported that a silver Peugeot panel van was travelling along Barnsley Road in the direction of Hoylandswaine when it was involved in a collision with the 81-year-old man, who was crossing the road at the time.

The man suffered a serious head injury and was given treatment at the scene, but died of his injuries.

The driver of the van, a 39-year-old Barnsley man, was uninjured.

Police are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with further information should call police via 101 quoting incident number 221 of February 22 2016.