Car plunges into ditch as driver ill

A MOTORIST had to be taken to hospital after his car plunged into a ditch when he fell ill at the wheel on a Doncaster road.

Emergency crews were called to the scene on Wednesday night to deal with the aftermath, after the vehicle had veered off the carriageway.

Two paramedics and a double-crewed ambulance provided treatment for the victim at the side of Sticking Road, in Adwick on Dearne.

They were called out just before 7pm.

The incident caused disruption to traffic on the road while the paramedic teams worked to help the stricken man.

No other vehicle was believed to have been involved in the incident.

Police officers also arrived at the scene and directed traffic, while the ambulance crews helped the victim.

No information was available as to the exact details of the man’s illness, or his current condition in hospital.

But a spokeswoman for the Yorkshire Ambulance Service said there was no indication of serious trauma injuries as a result of the car leaving the road and overturning.

She said the man was taken by ambulance to Rotherham District General Hospital for treatment after the crash.

“We had a report of a road traffic incident at 6.53pm,” she said.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said: “The car was upside down in a ditch and the driver appears to have been taken ill at the wheel.

“We were called out and were there to help with traffic issues.”

No police investigation is being carried out into the cause, she added.

Firefighters also attended, and spent about an hour at the scene of the 
accident.

They made the area safe, and spent time helping free the injured driver from his vehicle.

Two fire engines and their crews were sent to help, from Doncaster Fire Station and from Dearne Fire Station.