‘Road rage’ head injuries

An accident on Gliwice Way meant that an area of Lakeside was closed off, causing disruption to road users.  Picture: Liz Mockler D2188LM
An accident on Gliwice Way meant that an area of Lakeside was closed off, causing disruption to road users. Picture: Liz Mockler D2188LM

A PEDESTRIAN suffered serious head injuries after a ‘road rage’ incident outside the Doncaster Dome.

Eyewitnesses have reported seeing the grey VW Golf travel for ‘some distance’ with the 52-year-old man gripping onto the car bonnet.

He is then said to have fallen onto the road before paramedics were called out to the scene.

Police officers are still trying to piece together exactly what happened during the incident on Friday at about 2.30pm on Gliwice Way.

A police spokeswoman confirmed that a 26-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman, both from Doncaster, have been arrested on suspicion of assault. The man is believed to have been driving the Golf.

It was described as suspected ‘road rage’, relating to an earlier confrontation.

The victim, also believed to be a local man, was taken to Doncaster Royal Infirmary where he was treated for non-life-threatening head injuries but he was released later that day.

The crash happened just as hundreds of people involved in the Doncaster Council election count at the Doncaster Dome were trying to leave the car park.

The roundabout was closed off for about 90 minutes as officers and crime scene investigators taped off the road. The road to Asda supermarket was also closed off.

Traffic came to a standstill for several hours in many of the surrounding roads while police carried out their investigations.