Man crashes into building

AN ELDERLY man crashed into a building next to Pontefract Hospital earlier today (Friday April 27).

Police said that a man in his 70s had “lost control” of his silver Mercedes while going through the hospital’s ticket barriers and crashed into the side of the Balfour Beatty building, on Friarwood Lane, at around 3pm.

A spokeswoman from West Yorkshire Police said: “The elderly man was taken to Pontefract Hospital to be checked over but showed no signs of injury.”