UPDATE: Police appeal after collision between pedestrian and car on Doncaster Road, Wakefield

Accident on Doncaster Road
Accident on Doncaster Road

A 38-year-old woman remains in hospital with serious injuries, after she was reportedly hit by a car on Doncaster Road yesterday.

Police were called to the scene at 1.10pm after a collision between a pedestrian and a Skoda Fabia classic car.

Eyewitnesses close to the scene, outside Howarth Timber Ltd, said a woman had been knocked down while crossing the road.

Police said she was taken to Leeds General Infirmary with serious head and internal injuries. Her condition is not thought to be life-threatening.

The road was closed in both directions, between the Sugar Lane junction and Denmark Street junction until around 5.30pm on yesterday (Wednesday) evening.

An event for fans to meet Wakefield Trinity Wildcats players was cancelled due to the closure. More than 100 people were expected to attend the meet and greet, which was due to take place at the team’s Belle Vue stadium at 7pm.

But it was called off on police advice.

Chairman Michael Carter said: “We ask that people keep their receipts as we will be looking to reschedule the event in January.”

A police spokesperson said: "The Safer Roads and Neighbourhood Support Team (East) would like to speak to anyone who saw a collision between a female pedestrian and a car on the A638 Doncaster Road, Wakefield at about 1.10pm on Wednesday, December 16.

"It took place outside the Howarth Timber building after the 38-year-old woman was in collision with a Skoda Fabia classic car. The woman had been crossing the road when the collision occurred.

"She suffered serious head and internal injuries and was taken by ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary. Her injuries were later assessed as not life threatening in hospital, where she remains in hospital today."

Anyone who saw the collision, the pedestrian or the Fabia shortly before the crash is asked to contact PC Andy Wilson at the Safer Roads and Neighbourhood Support Team (East) on 101.