Witness appeal after woman dies in a collision in Barnsley

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 71-year-old woman pedestrian died when she was involved in a collision in Barnsley.

The collision happened around 9.52am today (Thursday, 13 June) on Hough lane Wombwell near the crossroads with Wood Walk, Dovecliffe Road and Hemmingfield Road near to the entrance to Wombell train Station.

It is reported that a green Mercedes Vito driven by a 28-year-old man from Barnsley was travelling along Dovecliffe Road and arrived at a junction controlled by give way markings, with Hough Lane crossroads, intending to turn left.

The Mercedes is then believed to have turned left into Hough Lane and collided with the 71-year-old woman from Barnsley. The woman was reported to have been crossing from the Hemmingfield Road direction towards the train station, at the time of the collision.

The woman sustained fatal injuries in the collision.

The driver of the Mercedes did not sustain any injuries in the collision.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with information that could assist officers is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 293 of 13 June 2013. Alternatively people can phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.