80-year-old Sheffield driver is seriously hurt in smash

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AN EIGHTY-year-old Sheffield man was rushed to hospital by air ambulance after being seriously injured in a road smash.

The crash happened on Rivelin Valley Road near its junction with Manchester Road, where a black Audi A3 was parked facing towards Hillsborough.

A silver Citroen C4 was waiting behind the Audi to allow a red HGV to pass in the opposite direction, when police said a red Toyota turning on to Rivelin Valley Road from Manchester Road overtook the Audi and the Citroen - and collided with the HGV.

The driver of the Toyota - the 80-year-old man - suffered life-threatening injuries.

He was flown to the Northern General Hospital for treatment.

The 49-year-old HGV driver, from Buxton in Derbyshire, was not injured.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or the moments leading up to it at 5.20pm on Friday is urged to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident 846 of 20 April 2012.

In Stocksbridge, Sheffield, two cars were damaged in a collision at the junction of Manchester Road and Hole House Lane. No-one was injured in the crash at 9am on Friday, when a black car pulled out of the junction into the side of a passing vehicle.

And on Saturday afternoon Penny Hill Lane at Ulley in Rotherham was closed at its junction with Brampton Lane due to a road-traffic collision. Police said the road re-opened within an hour, at around 4.30pm.