Officers investigating a fatal collision that happened on Bawtry Road in Rotherham on Sunday 10 May have issued a fresh appeal for the driver of a Land Rover, who may be a possible witness to the collision.

At around 12.40am on Sunday 10 May, it is reported that a grey Volkswagen Golf was travelling along Bawtry Road when it collided with a garden wall and flipped onto its roof.

The driver of the Golf, 21-year-old Yousif Thabet, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

His family released a tribute to him last week and has asked that their privacy be respected while they grieve privately.

Yousif’s family shared the following tribute:

“Yousif was the most loving and caring individual you could have come across. An infectious smile that would light up the darkest room, and a role model to those who were blessed to know him.

“Such a selfless and caring son, brother, nephew, uncle, neighbour and friend, we are all indebted to him for the love and kindness he showered everyone with. A true testament to his character, is the reaction of the community he was at the heart of, who are also shaken by this devastating news.

“Wise beyond his years, there’s an unfillable void left behind and he will be dearly missed by all who knew him. However he leaves us all with countless memories and beautiful reminders. He was one of a kind, and will always be remembered. He will forever live in our hearts, until we meet again.”

The passenger of the Golf, a 20-year-old man, was taken to hospital with serious injuries, where he remains in stable condition.

Police are now keen to trace a Land Rover Freelander, which officers believe was travelling along Bawtry Road towards Rotherham at the time of the collision and may have witnessed what happened.

Officers would also like to hear from anyone yet to get in touch who may hold dashcam footage of the collision.

  • You can contact 101 quoting incident number 32 of 10 May if you have footage or information that could help the investigation.