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Man Arrested After Pensioner Dies

Thursday June 13 2013


Man arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving Man arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving


A BARNSLEY man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after an elderly woman died in Wombwell.

The 80-year-old local woman was hit by a green van on Wood Walk, close to Wombwell Train Station, at about 9.52am.

She was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead at 12.30pm.

Numerous roads were closed off in the area while police and ambulance teams were present. CCTV is being examined and the driver is assisting the police.

Anyone who witnessed the incident should contact police on 101, quoting incident 293 of June 13, 2013.

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Reply Posted by jan on Thursday June 13 2013 at 16:13
oh bless, prayers and thoughts to her family and friends. i read there had been an accident, didnt think it was so serious. tho there seems to be quite a lot of accidents on this junction, maybe sum form of traffic management is needed in that area, before anyone else is seriously hurt or another life is lost. once again though my prayers and condolences are sent

Reply Posted by Tracey on Thursday June 13 2013 at 16:31
Can't agree with you more Jan, the amount of cars that seem to lose road etiquette at that junction is unbelievable. My thoughts are with the lady's family

Reply Posted by jo on Thursday June 13 2013 at 16:35
Passed through at 9.55 this morning so they had been an accident hoping she would be ok,so sorry to hear that she had died.God Bless

Reply Posted by julie on Thursday June 13 2013 at 16:57
oh bless, our thoughts are with her family at this sad time, this road has always been dangerous & the amount of people that drive like idiots, this wont be the last accident if some kind of traffic control isn't put in place.

Reply Posted by Bill Ross on Thursday June 13 2013 at 17:04
The Dearne Valley is awash with parasitic roundabouts as I'm sure most people know (18 of them between Birdwell and Manvers) yet where one is desperately needed for safety's sake, we have a 'take your life in your hands' crossroads. This must be one of the busiest crossroads in the whole Barnsley area. I always divert to avoid it in the rush hours.

Reply Posted by Dave on Thursday June 13 2013 at 17:46
My thoughts are with her family, god bless. I'll agree with the traffic management idea, I mean putting a carpart for the train station on the oppersit side of the road without a proper crossing is beyond me! The road surface in this area, like most area's around Barnsley is "3rd world like" and as a driver you pay more attention looking for pot holes then where your going... like to hear what the council as to say one this one!?

Reply Posted by John molymeux on Thursday June 13 2013 at 19:19
It's an accident black spot what's it going to take for the powers that be to stop this happening again ?

Reply Posted by Rebecca on Thursday June 13 2013 at 20:24
It is a really bad road up there I was run over on that road eleven year ago I'm so sorry for that woman and her family

Reply Posted by teresa on Thursday June 13 2013 at 21:46
its needs a roundabout or crossing there, you have a road which comes onto the main road, were the young man in the van pulled out of, also the bus stop needs to be moved, its also dangerous, my thoughts are with the little ladys brother who she lives with an rest of family, an to the young lad who drove the van, as he was very upset about the whole thing, u dont see remorse and compassion in alot of youngsters these days, an it was therein him he even tried to give her compressions so he not that bad..an to the other heros who were there who tried to help her an the guy who wasdirecting traffic until the police came. are thoughts are with all who were there

Reply Posted by Swifty on Thursday June 13 2013 at 22:38
My thoughts are with the ladies and drivers family. I for one use the junction several times a day. It's one of these junctions where most drivers from the woods and travelling on to Hemmingfield road have to give hand signals and flash headlights to each other to give way. You have to live in the area or travel this junction to appreciate the difficulties facing drivers and pedestrians.

Perhaps the company that own the 8 mobile cameras just last week which surround Morrisons Cortonwood Roundabout. Can lend them to the council to film that junction. God bless to all concerned.

Reply Posted by Sallie Oughton Taylor. on Friday June 14 2013 at 02:46
The 72 year old lady that was killed was a life long friend of mine and my twin sister. My heart is saddened to hear the news of her death. I will miss her letters and friendship always.
. Sympathy and condolences to her family, neighbour's and friends.

Reply Posted by Julie on Friday June 14 2013 at 07:59
I must av been 2 seconds behind this terrible incident..i was the 1 that rang the police n ambulance..n helped relay instructions given to me by the lady on the phone..everyone concerned was fantastic and helped as much as they possibly could..the driver was very very very upset and in shock but still tried to give compressions and help to try and save the lady concerned..everyone on scene was brilliant..all i can say is that i live very close to the junction concerned n have seen and heard many accidents and near misses there..in my eyes it needs a roundabout.. and the bus stop on the corner removed..my thoughts go out to the lovely lady who lost her life..and to her family..also to the driver and his family..

Reply Posted by Rach on Friday June 14 2013 at 08:52
In my opinon those junction wouldn't be any better with a roundabout. This needs traffic lights and a crossings installed where the station is. If I am using this junction (probably use it around 4 to 5 times weekly) I always dread pulling out! It aways causes road rage between driver's too! BMBC something seriously needs to be done about this! RIP to the lady who lost her life and condolences to her family and friends x

Reply Posted by carl on Friday June 14 2013 at 09:20
i was on the bus seconds after the accident and i was upset at the scenes it didn't look good at the time ...such a sad loss RIP to the elderly lady and condolences to her family and friends xxx

Reply Posted by Pauline on Friday June 14 2013 at 09:24
On behalf of all family and friends, many thanks for all of your kind thoughts and messages on the death of my cousin. This has been a tragic and heart breaking accident for all concerned.

Reply Posted by jane oughton on Friday June 14 2013 at 19:03
my twin sister and i have lost a lovely friend who will remain in our hearts forever ....the road where the accident happened as always been a death trap ....will someone please do something about it . a big kiss for our dear friend xxxxx

Reply Posted by susanpayne on Sunday June 16 2013 at 11:52
our deepest sympathy is sent to the ladys famliy also the man with the van our comforts are with him and his famliy my husband and son had a accident in same place 2years ago at the junction off entrance to woods its a very dangouroes crossroad it now should be made safer so this does not happen any more my deepest thoughts to all who it upset on the day xxxxx

Reply Posted by teresa on Sunday June 16 2013 at 20:29
I have to go to the station everyday, and to cross that road, people coming out of the junctions were coming out slowly, but its the car drivers who go up and down that road, they are still speeding coming down, and we all take our lives in our hands when we cross that road, if we see a gap we try and run for it otherwise we wouldnt get across.I see the council is spending money on bringing people to court,that money could be better spend ie a new crossing on that road, also what people forgot to mention, isthat were that little lady fell, is a massive pothole, so maybe the councilcould make the roads a bt safer an fill in the potholes.
Also as well some people are going on about the young lad, yes he would have to be arrested, but some who didnt see the accident or was no were near are making there own minds up what happened, saying the lad didnt look as he was driving, etc, no one will know what happened until it goes to court and the police have spoken to everyone concerned, in the meantime these gossips are making it worse for the little ladys family, they have enough to cope with without the mindless people saying what they think happened, and all i can say at least the young lad is not like a 40yr old man in birdwell who ran over a old gentleman an drove off and left him for dead had to be chase by another driver an that wasan older driver not a youngerster, says alot for the society we live in when the youngsters are more responsible than there elders, if dont believe read the story only difference in this case is that the lady didnt survive.

Reply Posted by donna on Monday June 17 2013 at 09:08
my thoughts r with the ladys family an friends xxx r,i,p no1 knows the full story so I would like to say , that poor man who knocked her down didn't do it on purpose im sure, there is a lot out there who drinks an drives, iv seen it myself out the pub straight into a car :( as this was in the early morning, van , sounds like he wa out for work, if im wrong then sorry, but he must be going out of his mind xxx thoughts r with u all xxx