This morning (February 22), the woman was a pedestrian involved in a collision that left another pedestrian with injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening. The A647 Stanningley Road was shut down as a result of the accident, which happened at the crossroads of Stanningley Road and Cockshott Lane. Since then, the road has reopened.
The Major Collision Investigation Unit at West Yorkshire Police has been contacted by anyone who may have observed the incident or who may have a video that could be valuable in the investigation. Following an accident with a Volkswagen Golf vehicle, two people were critically harmed.
One of the pedestrians, a woman, was confirmed dead at the scene and the second pedestrian, a guy in his 40s, was brought to the hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening. A bus station was also damaged in the event. West Yorkshire Police have announced a 25-year-old woman, the driver of the VW Golf car involved, has been held on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
Earlier today, a spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: “Emergency services attended and found that two pedestrians had incurred substantial injuries following the collision, which involved a Volkswagen Golf car and caused damage to a bus stop. “One of these, a woman, was tragically pronounced deceased at the location. The second person, a male in his 40s, was rushed to the hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
The Golf driver, a 25-year-old woman, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by reckless driving. Road closures are in place and are likely to remain there for most of today while inquiries are continuing at the scene. “ Motorists are recommended to use an alternative route at this time. Inquiries are continuing into how the incident occurred and anyone who witnessed it, or who has footage that will assist, is encouraged to contact the Major Collision Inquiry Unit on 101, or by using the 101LiveChat option on the West Yorkshire Police website. The log reference is 0290 of 22 February.”