UPDATED: Driver flees after dramatic crash on Doncaster housing estate

A van ended up on its roof after a dramatic crash on a residential street on a Doncaster estate.

Tuesday, 18th May 2021, 10:18 am

Emergency services were called out after the vehicle finished upside down on the pavement on Everingham Road, Cantley, last night.

The blue van knocked down a lamp post, and finished up on a 45 degree angle. It was also said the have collided with a bus stop in the incident, at just after 10.30pm yesterday.

Firefighters sealed off the area while they made sure the scene was safe following the crash, and to keep people away from the lamp post, which still had live electricity and had to be turned off by professionals.

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The crash on Everingham Road, last night
The crash on Everingham Road, last night

It is understood the driver had got out of the van and fled, and that police dogs were brought out to try to find them.

It is not known what injuries the driver suffered in the collision last night, but police are currently trying to find where he is.

Residents said they had also heard the police helicopter flying in the area.

One resident said that she had heard a vehicle driving fast along a nearby road shortly before the collision.

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One neighbour said: “The driver was helped out the vehicle, then he did a runner.

She said a recovery team did not finish moving the van until nearly 2.30am, and added that the council had to take action to deal with the lamp post that the driver had knocked down as it was live wiring showing.

She said it was lucky that the garden of the house where the collision had happened was empty at the time of the collision.

She said: “Luckily again, nobody innocent was seriously hurt. It could have been a very different story.”

South Yorshire Police today issued a statement on the incident.

It said: “Emergency services were called to Everingham Road, Cantley, at 10.46pm yesterday following reports of an RTC (road traffic collision).

“On arrival officers discovered a van had been in collision with a bus stop. The driver had left the scene.

“Enquiries are ongoing to locate the driver of the vehicle.”

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