VIDEO: Jogger dies after being hit by car near Kiveton

A jogger on a morning run was killed after being hit by a car in Kiveton.

The 52-year-old died after he was struck on Hard Lane at around 10.20am on Saturday morning.

Scene of accident where a 52-year-old man was killed by a car on Hard Lane.

Scene of accident where a 52-year-old man was killed by a car on Hard Lane.

South Yorkshire Police has launched an investigation into the crash and is appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

It is thought that the man had been jogging around Kiveton Waters shortly before he was hit by the car, which was travelling towards Harthill.

The accident happened just after the bridge over the railway line.

Several ambulances were reported to have been called to the accident scenebecause of concern for passengers on a bus.

The bus is believed to have been forced to brake suddenly to avoid a further collision.

Hard Lane was closed while an investigation by police took place and public transport was diverted, causing some delays.

A local businesswoman said she saw a helicopter flying over the accident scene and lots of emergency service vehicles go past.

A woman was out walking and had witnessed the accident was said to be distraught by what she had seen.

Another witness was a young teenager who had been riding his scooter around Kiveton Water, shortly before the accident happened.

Wales parish councillor Paul Martin said the stretch of road was not known as an accident black spot.

He said: “It generally isn’t too bad. There are quite a few humps in the road which could be a problem.”

“The problems with the road generally tend to be at its junction Station Road.”

“That can be tricky especially during peak times when it’s really busy.”

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman confirmed that a 52-year-old man died after being hit by a car.

He added: “No one else was injured in the incident.”

Anyone who witnessed the collision should call South Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 421 of 1 March.”