Witness appeal following fatal crash in Barnsley

Flowers left at the scene on Industry Road, Barnsley Photo: Michael Billington

Police say the collision happened around 10.25pm yesterday (Friday, 27 July) on Industry road, 50 metres prior to the junction with St Annes Drive, Carlton Industrial estate, Barnsley.

It is reported that a blue Piaggio NRG motor scooter was travelling from Carlton Road, along Industry road toward Fish Dam Lane. It is believed a blue Peugeot 306 driven by the 22-year-old man from Lundwood, Barnsley, was travelling in the same direction and overtook the scooter on the offside, but lost control as it approached a left hand bend, colliding with a lamp post.The Peugeot driver, a 22-year-old Barnsley man, sustained fatal injuries in the collision.

Police are appealing for witnesses Credit: Michael Billington

Four passengers in the Peugeot all from Barnsley also received injuries. One, a 17-year-old girl received life threatening injuries and a 16-year-old boy received serious injuries, a broken femur and pelvis. Both are currently being treated at the Northern General Hospital. A 19-year-old man received minor back injuries and is currently being treated at Barnsley District Hospital and a 25-year-old woman received minor whiplash.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with information that could assist officers is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 1401 of 27 July 2012.

Scene of the crash Credit: Michael Billington