BREAKING NEWS: Doncaster pedestrian badly injured

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A driver has been arrested after a teenager suffered serious injuries in a road collision in Bentley, Doncaster, earlier today.

The incident happened on Bentley High Street just before 2.30am and the road was closed for six hours.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which involved a black Ford Fiesta car, travelling towards the centre of Bentley, which was in collision with a pedestrian who was on the road outside The Druids public house.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said officers ‘do not know why the pedestrian was in the road’ and they want to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision.

The pedestrian, a 19-year-old Bentley man, suffered serious chest injuries and was taken to the Northern General Hospital for treatment.

The Fiesta driver, another 19-year-old man, was not injured but was later arrested on suspicion of aggravated taking without consent, failing to stop after an accident, and driving while unfit through drink or drugs.

Police cordoned off the street between Church Street and Chapel Street until about 8.30am and buses were diverted along Cooke Street during that time.

Anyone with information should contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 129 of Saturday, April 26.