70-year-old driver arrested after car collision in Bolton-on-Dearne

70-year-old driver arrested after car collision in Bolton-on-Dearne

By Jill Theobald | 11/05/2022

70-year-old driver arrested after car collision in Bolton-on-Dearne

A 70-YEAR-OLD man who needed hospital treatment when his car flipped after hitting a parked car in Bolton-on-Dearne was arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

Firefighters from Dearne returning from another incident were originally alerted by a member of the public at 3.21pm on Friday telling them about a nearby accident, and police were informed after an ambulance was called.

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said: “The driver had managed to get out of the car before crews arrived although an ambulance was still called as a precaution.

“Crews ensured the vehicle was made safe and handed over the incident to the police.” 

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “We were called at about 3.15pm last Friday by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to inform us of an RTC that had occurred on Mexborough Road in Bolton-upon-Dearne.

“A car had been in a collision with a parked vehicle and had overturned and needed to be recovered. 

“The road was closed while this occurred.

“The driver — a man aged 70 from Bolton-upon-Dearne — received a head injury which needed treatment at hospital. 

“He was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol and has been released under investigation as enquiries continue.

“The road was reopened by about 5.55pm.”