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Scooter rider dies after collision with ambulance near Barnsley

The ambulance was responding to an emergency call at the time of the crash (PA)
The ambulance was responding to an emergency call at the time of the crash (PA) The ambulance was responding to an emergency call at the time of the crash (PA)

A scooter rider has died after he was involved in a collision with an ambulance near Barnsley on Friday night.

The man, in his 30s, was taken to hospital after the crash in Hoylandswaine, but later died, South Yorkshire Police said on Saturday.

The ambulance was responding to an emergency call at the time of the crash, the driver is assisting officers with inquiries.

The collision was reported to police at about 10.25pm by a member of the public and, separately, by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

The crash happened on the A628 Barnsley Road, at the junction with the offshoot Barnsley Road near to the Lord Nelson pub.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “We request that the privacy of the victim’s family is respected at this difficult time.

“We are again appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

“We would particularly like to speak to anyone on Barnsley Road at the time who may have seen the collision, or anyone driving along either of the two Barnsley Roads who may have caught the collision on a dash camera.

“We are also appealing to any premises that has CCTV cameras which cover the junction to check their footage and see if those cameras caught the collision.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police on 101 and quote incident number 1232 of 28 July 2023.