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Moped rider killed in Barnsley after veering off road

A moped rider has died after he veered across a carriageway in Barnsley and collided head-on with a car travelling in the opposite direction.

The 21-year-old was riding a Gilera Runner at about 1650 GMT on Wednesday when he crossed the carriageway and collided with a Renault.

Police said it was not known why he swerved across the carriageway on Park Road, Worsbrough Common.

He suffered multiple injuries and died at Barnsley District General Hospital.

The driver of the car was not injured.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the police.

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