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Man In Life-Threatening Condition After Hit And Run

Thursday December 13 2012

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A MAN is fighting for his life after being struck by a car in a hit and run last night.

Witnesses report seeing two cars travelling close together from Town End roundabout on Racecommon Road going towards Longcar Lane at around 7.20pm on Wednesday, December 12.

One of the cars hit the man and then they both fled the scene, driving off to the traffic lights and turning right onto Park Road.

The 50-year-old man  from Barnsley sustained multiple life-threatening injuries and was taken to Barnsley District General Hospital. He has now been transferred to Northern General Hospital for urgent care.

Police are now trying to trace both car drivers. The car that hit the pedestrian is thought to be a silver Ford with a saloon shape.

A spokesman said: "This car will have damage to the driver’s side and possibly a broken window and/ or headlight.

"Initial witness reports suggest the driver was a white man, aged under 50-years-old and with longish fair hair.

"There is no description of the second car or driver."

Anyone with information to help trace the drivers should call 101 quoting incident number 941 of the 12 December.

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Reply Posted by Robert Warburton on Thursday December 13 2012 at 11:52
What utter selfish inconsiderate COWARDS.

Reply Posted by julie on Thursday December 13 2012 at 13:14
i honestly cant believe they drove off n left this poor man.his family must be devastated,do the right thing and give your self up.

Reply Posted by king louis on Thursday December 13 2012 at 13:21
maybe the 1,000 cameras in Barnsley may prove useful in this case. Someone may tell the Police to have a look at them

Reply Posted by tony on Thursday December 13 2012 at 15:20
y take off unless thay have been drinking, drugs, or thay should not be driving if thay get them throw away the keys. hope e pulls throw

Reply Posted by Nicolle on Thursday December 13 2012 at 18:48
Sadly Tony, if the guy dies as a result of the injuries then the person responsible would be guilty of manslaughter. That is why people drive off :^(

Reply Posted by Dan on Thursday December 13 2012 at 18:55
People like that are a waste of oxygen... but bless the chap, hope he pulls through.

Reply Posted by julie on Thursday December 13 2012 at 21:10
dont know how they can drive off no matter what,lowest of low.plus they will catch up with em hope they get a long stretch.hope the guy will be ok

Reply Posted by nikki phipps on Thursday December 13 2012 at 22:12
I live near racecommon rd its sick that some person can sink that low they need some kinda warning signs or somert up there hope he lives

Reply Posted by no hope on Thursday December 13 2012 at 23:36
why would warning signs deter people like that!? they have in their own stupidity and arrogance left someone that is wounded and potentially life threatening...regardless of where it was situated a crime has happened and there is a victim.....cowards

Reply Posted by lena harrod on Friday December 14 2012 at 00:21
its discusting that people dont care its bad enough that they speed but to leave the poor man like they did is outragious hope he pulls thru x love to his familly aswell

Reply Posted by pea on Friday December 14 2012 at 02:09
Get well Neil from your workmates st premdor

Reply Posted by family member on Friday December 14 2012 at 12:53
please help us find this person then help us to put him away for more thatn the poxy 5years most get ...please tell all of your friends someone must know some thing

Reply Posted by Sheree on Friday December 14 2012 at 13:11
Speed humps desperately needed on this road!! Folk fly up and down this road like there's no tommorow. Hope the guy pulls through and the scum bags are caught!

Reply Posted by shell on Friday December 14 2012 at 13:14
dont know how they can sleep hope the gentlman pulls through

Reply Posted by Keeling wilcock on Friday December 14 2012 at 16:41
Its just sick and pathetic

Reply Posted by keelie on Friday December 14 2012 at 19:14
They don't have a heart the people who hit, its so close to christmas and people just do that, thanks a lot for ruining chrismas

Reply Posted by Matthew on Sunday December 16 2012 at 12:57
The cowards the shud be banned from driving for life! I hope he gets better and well