Man airlifted to hospital after 'major' crash outside Doncaster school

A man has been airlifted to hospital following a ‘major’ crash outside a school in Doncaster.

Wednesday, 23rd October 2019, 11:30 am
York Road in Scawthorpe, Doncaster

Emergency services were called to reports of a collision involving three cars on York Road in Scawthorpe, Doncaster, on Friday at 2.16pm.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance landed in a nearby field, and police and firefighters also attended the scene of the crash, outside Don Valley Academy at the junction with Jossey Lane.

A spokeswoman for Yorkshire Ambulance Service said a man had been taken by helicopter to Northern General Hospital, though she was not able to comment on his condition.

She added that two ambulances, an air ambulance and a clinical supervisor had attended a three-vehicle collision outside Don Valley.

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South Yorkshire Police earlier said the collision is believed to have involved a black Saab, a BMW 6 Series and a third vehicle.

A spokeswoman for the force said firefighters cut a man free from the Saab, who was then taken to Northern General Hospital. She added that his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.

Road closures are expected to remain in place for some time as a lamp post was reportedly damaged in the collision.

First South Yorkshire said number 50, 50a, 51 and 51a buses were being diverted via Jossey Lane due to what it described as a ‘major’ crash.

A bus was also involved in a crash close to a Doncaster school on the morning of Thursday, October 17.

The number 19 Stagecoach bus was involved in a crash with a car – believed to be a Mercedes – close to Ridgewood School, Scawsby.

An eye witness said the collision was close to the junction with Rosedale Road and he saw two police cars and an ambulance at the scene.