South Yorkshire boy dies after car crash

A boy who was hit by a car while riding his bike has died in hospital.

Thursday, 28th December 2017, 11:47 am
Updated Thursday, 28th December 2017, 11:55 am
Shaw Lane, Barnsley. Picture: Google

The 17-year-old cycle rider was involved in a collision with a dark-coloured Dacia Compass in Shaw Lane, just before the railway bridge in Carlton, Barnsley, at 8.20pm on Saturday, December 23.

The boy suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital, where he died on Christmas Eve.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "His family have asked that their privacy be respected at this difficult time and will not be releasing further details.

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"Officers are keen to hear from witnesses to the collision, especially anyone who may hold dash-cam footage.

"Please call 101 quoting incident number 1054 of 23 December 2017."