Police plea after pensioner knocked down

By Tom Sharpe | 18/11/2011 0 comments

Police plea after pensioner knocked down

A 65-year-old pedestrian suffered a broken leg and a head injury when a car collided with him as he attempted to cross a road.

The Rotherham man was struck by a blue Ford Mondeo after stepping out into Moorgate Street, Rotherham, yesterday afternoon.

A police spokesman said: “At around 3pm a blue Ford Mondeo, driven by a 19-year-old man, travelled up Mansfield Road towards the junction with Moorgate Street.

“The car turned right into Moorgate Street and the front of it collided with the 65-year-old man who was crossing the road.

“The 65-year-old man, from Rotherham suffered a head injury and broken leg and is being treated in Rotherham District General Hospital.”

The driver of the Ford Mondeo, who was also from Rotherham, is understood to have escaped the incident without injury.

Police have now issued an appeal for information about the incident.

Witnesses are being urged to contact South Yorkshire Police by dialling 101, quoting incident number 625 of November 17.


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