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Police Appeal After Man Is Struck By A Bus

Wednesday July 17 2013

Air Ambulance on Shambles Street Air Ambulance on Shambles Street

SOUTH Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a collision on Shambles Street in Barnsley town centre.

The collision occurred at around 1.40pm on July 16 when it's believed a pedestrian stepped out from the pavement into the road and been struck by a bus.

The 35-year-old pedestrian was airlifted to Sheffield Northern General Hospital with minor injuries, described as cuts and bruises.

Officers are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision, from the roadside or as a passenger on the bus, to call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 624 of the 16 July 2013.

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Reply Posted by ????? on Wednesday July 17 2013 at 11:08
Minor cuts and bruises air lifted to Sheffield when there's a hospital less than a mile away!!!!! Why?

Reply Posted by ?? on Wednesday July 17 2013 at 11:17
I was just thinking same waste of tax payers money

Reply Posted by Shaun on Wednesday July 17 2013 at 12:44
You know that YAA is a charity and not funded by tax payers … right?

Reply Posted by mystery on Wednesday July 17 2013 at 13:07
Are the people who donate to YAA not taxpayers?

Reply Posted by craig on Thursday July 18 2013 at 15:22
this could have been more serious, thankfully air ambulance was on hand to help. whats the point in moaning? this is someones life we are talking about not dodgy politicians.

Reply Posted by Mappman on Thursday July 18 2013 at 16:59
The YAA is a charity as Shaun says the only taxpayers that pay for it are the ones that choose to donate their own money to help keep them in operation. The bulk of their money comes from major local companies in Yorkshire who support them, Google for images of the YAA see the names on them see who supports the YAA and support them local companies in return. I choose to donate to the YAA as a biker there may a time when I may need them to help me I hope it never comes to that it would be sad to see them grounded due to lack of funds.
Yes I agree too it was a waste in this case but someone at the scene felt it was justified at the time it was called out.

Reply Posted by Mystery on Thursday July 18 2013 at 19:53
Rest assured if he hadnt needed airlifting they would have taken him by land ambulance indeed Helimed wouldn't have been scrambled in the first place unless there was a need

Reply Posted by Realist on Friday July 19 2013 at 08:39
You can see where ppl are coming from the should have worded it better. Because saying he was airlifted with minor injuries would make ppl assume it was a waste of time sending air ambulance regardless of the fact if tax payers pay or not.

Reply Posted by Rick on Sunday July 21 2013 at 12:26
Air ambulance probably because roads were blocked preventing an ambulance getting through. Went to Sheffield as they have a helipad.

Reply Posted by anon on Sunday July 21 2013 at 12:29
In wilkos there is donation buckets for yaa I always put my loose change in when ive paid!.all that money thats gone on town hall it woulda been better spent on yaa

Reply Posted by Mystery on Monday July 22 2013 at 15:59
Barnsley has a helipad too. Its the field on Broadway where the travellers were hence why they were hastily trying to move them on

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