Boy taken to hospital after accident on Darwin Lane

As children left the local schools at home time on Wednesday 19 January, a boy was hit by a bus travelling down Darwin Lane.

After receiving emergency treatment from paramedics for a head injury, the boy was taken to hospital as a matter of caution. We wish him a speedy recovery.

The photos below were taken sometime after the accident at approximately 4.40pm on Wednesday.

Darwin Lane cordoned off following Wednesday's accident
Darwin Lane cordoned off following Wednesday's accident
Police attend the scene of the accident on Darwin Lane
Police attend the scene of the accident on Darwin Lane

Sandygate Road hit and run: did you witness it?

A Crosspool resident has been in touch to appeal for information regarding a hit and run incident on Sandygate Road that left him in hospital and his bicycle seriously damaged.

On the evening of 18 November 2010 at about 6:35pm, James Huntingdon of St Francis Close was knocked off his bike at the Sandygate Road/Coldwell Lane/Carsick Hill Road junction.

He had turned right from Carsick Hill Road and was travelling on Sandygate Road towards Crosspool when a silver Toyota Celica pulled out of Coldwell Lane and collided with the cyclist’s left side.

Although James was taken to hospital, thankfully his injuries aren’t too serious. However, his bike was damaged – leaving him with a large repair bill – and the police have not yet managed to trace the driver.

Did you see the accident? Or do know anyone with a silver Toyota Celica that has recently had damage to the front of the car?

If so, you can help James by contacting the police on 0114 220 202, referencing incident number 829/18 November.

James Huntingdon of St Francis Close
James Huntingdon of St Francis Close on the Sandygate Road junction where the accident happened

Crosspool police box open on Saturday 20 November

This Saturday 20 November between 10am and 12 noon the Crosspool police box on Lydgate Lane will be open to allow residents to raise issues either with the police or possibly a councillor.

The police are currently investigating the anti-social behavior of a small number of students in the precinct at lunchtime. Drug dealing is also becoming a concern, and the police would welcome any information that you may have.

You can contact PC Louise Atha by emailing louise.atha@southyorks.pnn.police.uk.

The Lydgate Lane police box is at the top of the hill, near Tapton Hill transmitter.

Lydgate Lane police box
Lydgate Lane police box