Man dies and one-year-old in life-threatening condition after car collides with lorry

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AN 18-YEAR-OLD has died and a one-year-old girl has suffered life-threatening head injuries in a car crash in Doncaster.

The crash happened yesterday lunchtime when a car driver pulled out of a layby and started a u-turn into the path of a lorry before spinning off the road and into a road sign.

The 18-year-old, from Rotherham, who was a passenger in a silver BMW 316 Compact, died from his injuries and a one-year-old girl, from Wath, is being treated in Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

A 22-year-old woman, also from Wath who was also travelling in the BMW, is believed to have broken her hand and suffered a minor facial injury.

The 31-year-old man driving the BMW, also from Wath, sustained whiplash. He has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The crash happened on the A638 Great North Road in Redhouse at about 12.20pm, about 150 metres south of the junction with Redhouse Lane, adjacent to the entrance of a printers.

The 36-year-old driver of the DAF large goods vehicle suffered slight back and leg injuries and his 20-year-old male passenger from Holmefirth, West Yorkshire, sustained slight lower back injuries.

Police are appealing for people to come forward who saw the manner of the driving of the BMW prior to the crash or the collision itself.

Anyone with information is urged to call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 431 of 20 December.