A MAN has been arrested for drink-driving after a hit and run collision which left a motorist with life-threatening head and chest injuries.
Police were called to Potter Hill at around 2am on Saturday to reports that a white Vauxhall van, driving towards Greasbrough, had collided head-on with a silver Skoda Octavia travelling in the opposite direction.
A Rotherham man (47), who was driving the Skoda, was taken to hospital with life-threatening head and chest injuries, a police spokeswoman said.
He is believed to have been the only occupant of the Skoda at the time of the collision.
Another man (30), who was driving the Vauxhall Astra, was arrested by officers later at his home address on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving whilst over the prescribed alcohol limit and failing to stop at the scene of an accident, added the spokeswoman.
He has since been released under investigation.
Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or the manner of the driving of the Astra before the collision, to contact them.
They are also keen to hear from anyone who has dashcam footage of the incident.
Anyone with information should contact the police on 101, quoting incident 91 of November 2.
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