Hit and run pedestrian still ‘critical’

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A PEDESTRIAN left fighting for life after suffering multiple fractures in a hit and run on a South Yorkshire road remains in a critical condition.

The 50-year-old, from Barnsley, was mown down on Racecommon Road in the town on Wednesday, December 12.

He was left with life-threatening internal injuries and a number of broken bones and was initially taken to Barnsley District General Hospital before being transferred to the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield.

Police said the driver involved, who failed to stop at the scene of the collision, was behind the wheel of one of two cars travelling ‘close together’ at the time.

One witness to the collision told officers that both cars were travelling from the Town End roundabout towards Longcar Lane and appeared to have been driving at speed.

The car believed to have been involved has since been found burnt out.

A forensic examination of the vehicle is under way in the hope that it will help South Yorkshire Police identify the driver.

Detectives have arrested a Barnsley man in connection with the incident, who has been bailed pending further inquiries.

Police said the driver involved would have know about the collision because there were fragments of glass found at the scene.

A couple passing in their car spotted the injured pedestrian slumped in the road and called for an ambulance

Anyone with information about the collision at 7.20pm on December 12 should call police on 101.