Two arrests and teen passenger in critical condition after car collides with brick wall

THE driver of a car that collided with a brick wall has been arrested along with a teenage passenger who was also injured – while a second teenager remains in critical condition.

A 29-year-old motorist suffered minor injuries and was arrested on suspicion of burglary, driving while disqualified, and dangerous driving after the incident on Saturday night on Wombwell Lane in Barnsley.

His passengers – a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old girl – were taken to hospital.

The 16-year-old remains in critical condition.

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The 17-year-old girl has since been released from hospital with minor wounds.

She has been arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Both she and the 29-year-old man remain in police custody.

Roads policing officers investigating the single vehicle collision involving a blue Audi S3 at 11.40pm on Saturday are appealing for witnesses and those with information to come forward.

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “It is believed that the car was travelling away from Stairfoot roundabout before travelling onto the opposite side of the carriageway and colliding with a brick wall.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or the car prior to the collision, or has any information that can assist officers can provide information online, via live chat or by calling 101 quoting incident number 1201 of July 22 2023.


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