Teen dies following Rotherham collision

Date published: 29 April 2019 11:19
Dated: 29 April 2019 12:17:22

A 15-year-old boy who was left critically injured following a collision in the Brinsworth area last week has sadly died. 

At around 11pm on Friday 19 April, police received reports that a suspected stolen silver BMW was travelling at high speed along Brinsworth Lane, heading towards Brinsworth Road. 

Just after the junction with Poplar Drive, the car was involved in a collision with 15-year-old Ryan Durkin who was walking along the road. The car left the area following the collision. 

Shortly after, a black Seat Ibiza, travelling in the same direction, was also in collision with Ryan. 

Ryan was taken to hospital where he has remained in a critical condition, but sadly passed away over the weekend (Saturday 27 April). 

His family continue to be supported by specialist officers and have asked that their privacy continue to be respected at this incredibly difficult time. 

Police remain keen to hear from anyone who has information about what happened, dashcam footage, or who saw either of the vehicles in the area prior to the collision. 

If you can help, please call 101 quoting incident number 1099 of 19 April 2019. You can also pass information to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. 

A 24-year-old man remains remanded in custody charged in connection to the incident. Mitchell Hughes, of no-fixed-address, is currently charged with causing serious injury through dangerous driving and failing to stop after a collision. 

He is also charged with aggravated burglary, possession of an offensive weapon and section 18 wounding. These charges relate to a separate incident on Friday 12 April where a silver BMW was reportedly stolen from a house in Penistone, Barnsley. 

A 17-year-old man who was driving the Seat Ibiza remains released under investigation. 

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