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Police appeal to trace driver after car accident in Bradford

Police are trying to trace a man following a serious road traffic collision in Bradford yesterday.

Umbar Ali, aged 39, is believed to have been driving a Vauxhall Zafira, which collided with an Alfa Romeo travelling in the opposite direction in Queens Road at about 9.28pm yesterday.

Mr Ali, who is from the Bradford area, left the scene of the collision at the junction with Valley Road. He has not been seen since. His two passengers, aged four and two, were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The occupants of the Alfa Romeo, aged 34 and 32, also suffered serious, but not believed to be life-threatening injuries and were taken to hospital.

"We are actively trying to locate Mr Ali as he might be needing hospital treatment as a result of this collision, and would ask for him or anyone who knows him to contact the Western Area Roads Policing Unit on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111."

– Inspector Joanne Field of the Western Area Roads Policing Unit

Miner critical after accident at Hatfield Colliery

A miner injured in an underground accident at Doncaster’s last remaining pit is fighting for his life.

The 50-year-old has already undergone major surgery and faces another operation, according to his union chief.

The miner at Hatfield Colliery, who has not been named, is said to be in a critical condition at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield.

The Mines Inspectorate has launched an investigation into the incident.

“Our colleague was taken to the Northern General Hospital, where his immediate family joined him.

“Hatfield Colliery’s nursing Sister spoke with our colleague at the hospital after his arrival. We understand he has a number of injuries and it is likely he will undergo surgery and further treatment in the next day or so.

“Our human resources and welfare team are in contact with our colleague’s family to offer them whatever help and support they feel they might need.”

– A spokesman for Hargreaves Services, which operates Hatfield Colliery

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Did you help an injured cyclist in Grimsby?

Police are trying to find two people who helped a cyclist after a collision on Monday.

A motorcyclist collided with a cyclist on Sheepfold Street, Grimsby, at around 5.30pm.

The motorcyclist made off from the scene while the cyclist, a 26-year-old Grimsby man, had to attend Diana Princess of Wales Hospital with minor head injuries.

There were two members of the public who helped the cyclist and police would like to speak to them. Contact 101.

Witnesses sought after Barnsley crash

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision which has left a woman in a life-threatening condition.

At 7pm yesterday evening on the A61, Wakefield Road, Barnsley, a black Honda CRV travelling towards Barnsley collided with two pedestrians crossing the road.

One pedestrian, a 48-year-old Barnsley woman sustained a broken pelvis and leg and a head injury. She's in a life-threatening condition at Northern General Hospital. The second pedestrian, a 44-year-old Barnsley man suffered a broken leg. He's in a serious condition at Barnsley Hospital

The driver of the Honda, a 53-year-old Barnsley man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident 1055 of 1 December 2012.

Fatal accident in Doncaster

Police are asking for witnesses to come forward after a man died in a car collision near Doncaster.

At approximately 10.10am on Sunday, a 43-year-old man from Pontefract driving a blue Vauxhall Corsa was travelling along the A638 from Doncaster towards Pontefract.

At the left hand bend after Leys Lane, near Hampole, it is believed that the car lost control and collided with a stone wall.

The driver suffered fatal chest injuries and died. There were no other vehicles involved.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.

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Two critically ill after fatal crash in Sheffield

A man has been killed and two teenagers are in a critical condition in hospital following a car crash in Sheffield. It happened just after seven o'clock last night on Far Lane in Wadsley. The car lost control, hit a sign and a lamppost before overturning and hitting a wall.

The 18 year old driver was taken to hospital with serious injuries along with another 18 year old. A 20 year old man died at the scene. The third passenger in the car escaped with minor injuries.

Fatal accident in Bradford - appeal for witnesses

Police in Bradford are re-appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision on Manningham Lane on July 30th.

Officers attended the scene of the incident at around 8:50am where 59 year old man, Richard Taylor from Bingley, was found with serious injuries.

He was taken to hospital and later died.

It is believed that Richard had been struck by a white Seat Ibiza which made off from the area.

A silver Toyota Yaris was also thought to have been driven alongside the Seat at the time.

South Yorkshire police aim to make roads crash free

Emergency services are calling on South Yorkshire’s drivers to make the county’s roads collision free this Friday, to mark a major national awareness day. Fire, police and other partners will be spelling out driving dangers at dozens of events across the county.

Every day approximately 10 people are hurt on the roads of South Yorkshire. By educating motorists about common causes of collisions such as speeding, drink driving and stopping distances, members of the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership aim to bring that figure to zero, if only for one day.

A range of road safety events and demonstrations are taking place across the county. They include a major event in Peel Square, Barnsley where firefighters and paramedics will show crowds how they rescue the victims of serious road smashes.

  • Keep your distance - leave at least a two second gap between you and the car in front.
  • Don't drink and drive - just one drink can affect your response times as a driver.
  • Think speed - the risk of killing a pedestrian is four times higher at 30mph, than 40mph.
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