Road closed for three-and-a-half hours after elderly man hit by car

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A pensioner suffered serious injuries after he was hit by a car.

The man was taken to hospital after the collision, which happened between Styebank Lane and Sandyacres Drive, Rothwell at around 10am today (Tuesday).

Haigh Road, Rothwell, was closed for three-and-a-half hours while emergency services attended the scene.

Police said the man suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

The road was reopened shortly after 1.30pm.




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