Man fights for life after car careers into field

A PASSENGER suffered life-threatening injuries after being thrown from a car during a crash.

The silver Vauxhall Zafira he was travelling in failed to negotiate a bend near High Melton and went 30 metres into a field.

The man, in his late 20s and from Wellgate, was detained at Leeds General Infirmary with pelvis, head and other internal injuries.

The driver, a 45-year-old man from Goldthorpe, sustained minor cuts and bruises after the accident on Melton Mill Lane, close to the Pastures Lane junction.

Anyone with information about the 5.25pm incident should call South Yorkshire Police on 01142 202020 quoting incident 840 of Monday, April 25.