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Police issue re-appeal after crash

Tuesday January 10 2017


Police would like to speak to witnesses Police would like to speak to witnesses


POLICE have renewed their appeal for witnesses after three teenagers were injured in a crash in Shafton last week.

The crash occurred around 12am last Friday (January 6) when a blue Peugeot 106 was travelling along Sandybridge Lane, away from Shafton, when it failed to negotiate a bend in the road, travelled down the embankment and into a dike below.

A 15-year-old boy who was a passenger in the car and suffered serious injuries, remains in hospital in a stable condition. An 18-year-old man who was also a passenger and suffered serious injuries, has since been discharged.

A third passenger in the car, a 17-year-old boy, who suffered potentially life-threatening injuries in the collision, remains in hospital in a stable condition.

The driver of the car, a 20-year-old man, who is thought to have left the scene prior to the emergency services arriving, was arrested on Sunday (January 8) on suspicion of three counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop, failing to report a collision, no insurance and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

He has since been bailed pending further enquiries.

Anyone with further information should call 101 or email enquiries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk quoting incident number 1 of 6 January 2017.