Woman critical and two children hurt in South Yorkshire crash

Bridge Street, Swinton: Scene of the accident. Picture: Google Maps
Bridge Street, Swinton: Scene of the accident. Picture: Google Maps
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Two children have been seriously injured and a woman is fighting for life after they were struck by a car in South Yorkshire.

Police said the injured youngsters - a five-year-old boy and a four-year-old girl - were struck along with a 39-year-old woman and a seven-year-old boy on Bridge Street, Swinton, close to the junction with Dun Street.

The pedestrians were hit by a black Vauxhall Antara at around 2.50pm yesterday.

The injured woman is in a critical condition in hospital and the two injured children are said to have suffered serious injuries.

A 42-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the incident and bailed pending further inquiries.

A police spokeswoman said: “A 39-year-old woman was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries where she remains in a critical condition.

“Two children, a five-year-old boy and a four-year-old girl, were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

“A seven-year-old boy also sustained minor injuries.

“A 42-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the incident and bailed pending further inquiries.”

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101.