CONCERNED residents are making themselves heard in their plea for Barnsley Council to provide a crossing on a busy road outside the town centre - after a hit-and-run left a man in a critical condition.

While a 600-strong petition for a crossing is currently being assessed by highways bosses, petition creator Liam Hardcastle has erected a sign calling for action on the side of Racecommon Road.

Liam said the need for a crossing was exemplified by the hit-and-run which took place on the road last month.

“That accident just backs up exactly what we’re saying,” he said.

“Even when I crossed the road to go and put the sign up, I struggled to get back across - that’s how bad it is.

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“I’ve put the sign up to try and keep momentum up with our campaign.

“We’re hoping our ward councillors will recommend a crossing while the petition is being assessed.”

Police have launched an appeal following the incident, which left a 61-year-old man in a critical condition.

“If you can help, please call 101 quoting incident number 507 of February 4,” a spokesperson added.