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Four children hospitalised after collision in Barnsley

Officers are investigating a collision in Barnsley in which four children were taken to hospital.

The incident took place off the A629 Credit: Press Association

Following reports of a single car collision in the Oxspring area shortly after midnight today, officers are investigating to ascertain the exact circumstances of the incident.

At approximately 12.25am, a grey Dacia Logan containing a 29-year old man, two girls aged eight and seven-years-old and two baby boys, aged 21 and nine-months-old, was travelling on the A629, Copster Lane, from the direction of Thurgoland towards Hoylandswaine.

For reasons unknown, the car is believed to have left the road as it approached the junction of Bower Hill and Coates Lane and was in collision with the front wall of a pub.

All four children remain in hospital at this time.

The 29-year-old man driving the car was arrested at the scene on suspicion of dangerous driving and on suspicion of being unfit to drive through drink or drugs. He was also taken to hospital.

A number of roads around the Four Lane Ends area of Oxspring were immediately closed and have remained inaccessible throughout this morning and into the afternoon.

They are expected to re-open this evening.