Airlift drama after five hurt in Rotherham smash

By Tom Sharpe | 07/04/2010 0 comments

Airlift drama after five hurt in Rotherham smash

A MAN was airlifted to hospital by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance after a head-on collision which left five people injured.

A 52-year-old man with serious chest and leg injuries was flown to Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance  after the collision on Blyth Road, Stone, yesterday.

Three other men and a woman were taken to Rotherham General Hospital after the incident, which happened near to the road’s junction with Gypsy Lane at around 3.30pm.

A police spokesman said: “A green Rover car, travelling towards Maltby, apparently veered across the carriageway where it collided with an oncoming blue Honda Jazz.

“The Rover driver, a 50-year-old Maltby man, suffered serious chest injuries and is detained at Rotherham General.

“He had two passengers. A 52-year-old man from Wakefield suffered serious chest and leg injuries and was taken by air ambulance to Sheffield's Northern General Hospital, and a 25-year-old man from Maltby suffered serious whiplash. He was taken to Rotherham General, treated and released.”

He added: “The Honda driver, a 74-year-old Worksop man, suffered slight whiplash and was taken to Rotherham General.

“His passenger, a 73-year-old woman from Worksop, suffered serious leg and chest injuries and was also taken to the Rotherham General.”

Police are now appealing for witnesses of the collision.

Anyone with information should contact South Yorkshire Police's Accident Witness Helpline on 0114 220 2970.


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