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Man dies after being hit by a van

Monday February 22 2016

Police incident Police incident

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.

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Reply Posted by corinna horridge on Monday February 22 2016 at 17:18
Omg accident been waiting to happen on that strip of road, condolences to his family r.i.p

Reply Posted by Bernie on Monday February 22 2016 at 17:31
OMG that's my route to work every morning and this is such an awful thing to happen. That small strip of the road is 30mph for a reason but sandwiched in between a 50pmh and 40mph so you regularly see some exceeding the limit because they do not want to briefly slow down. R.I.P to the poor gentleman and hope there were witnesses to help with enquiries.

Reply Posted by Anne on Monday February 22 2016 at 20:06
cars go to fast on that road a school and old people crossing we need a pelican crossing there god bless

Reply Posted by Stuart O Connor on Tuesday February 23 2016 at 09:39
I live in Silkstone this is the 3rd fatality in the same place, the Council did a traffic survey but said it didn't warrant a pelican or traffic calming, how many more people are going to die needlessly before something is done?

Reply Posted by Phil on Thursday February 25 2016 at 19:13
Very sorry for this poor gentleman and his family.
The council need to fund a pelican crossing to allow safe access to the vulnerable who use the Texaco garage as their local supermarket.Perhaps the Cooperative could help persuade tthe council to do this.