A SCOOTER rider has been killed in a crash with an ambulance responding to 999 call.

Cops said the fatal collision happened at 10.25pm on Friday in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

A man in his 30s was taken to hospital but later died from his injuries.

The ambulance driver, who was responding to an emergency call, is helping officers with their inquiries.

Now drivers and passers-by who saw the crash on Barnsley Road have been asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101.

A force spokesman said: “At about 10.25pm we received a call from a member of the public and another report from Yorkshire ambulance service about a reported collision between an ambulance that was responding to an emergency call, and a scooter.

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“It occurred on the A628 Barnsley Road, at the junction with the offshoot Barnsley Road near to the Lord Nelson pub.”

A stretch of Barnsley Road was closed overnight as forensics teams and collision investigators tried to piece together the circumstances of the accident.

It is understood the man had been riding with friends.

His family has been made aware and are being supported by specialist officers.

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The force has appealed for people with information to come forward including anyone who was driving along either of the two Barnsley Roads and may have captured the incident on a dash-camera.

Businesses with CCTV cameras that cover the junction have been asked check their footage to see if they caught the collision.

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