Sheffield bus queue crash victim to have foot amputated

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A YOUNG woman knocked down by a hit-and-run driver while waiting for a bus in Sheffield is to have part of her leg amputated.

The 23-year-old Sheffield woman, one of eight people knocked down on Barnsley Road, Fir Vale, on Monday, is due to undergo surgery to remove her foot and the lower part of her left leg, South Yorkshire Police have confirmed.

The news comes as the police hunt continues for a passenger believed to be in the BMW when it veered into the bus stop opposite the Northern General Hospital.

Police think a passenger fled from the scene after the silver car careered across Barnsley Road, mounting the pavement and leaving eight people injured at 8pm.

The 22-year-old driver ignored the hurt pedestrians and tried to run away - but was caught and arrested. He has now been released on police bail.

A police spokeswoman said: “A 23-year-old woman sustained serious leg and foot injuries which will result in amputation below her knee.”

She said a 45-year-old man suffered hip injuries, a 21-year-old man received arm injuries and a 23-year-old man suffered broken bones.

Four others - a man and three women - received minor injuries.

Anyone who saw the silver BMW 3 series before or during the smash - or saw anyone running from the scene - should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.