Travel alert: Major Leeds road closed after serious accident

Police have closed part of the Stanningley By-Pass after an accident.
Police have closed part of the Stanningley By-Pass after an accident.

POLICE closed a section of a major road in Leeds this morning after a serious accident.

The A647 Stanningley By-Pass was shut in both directions between the junctions with the A657 Lower Town Street and B6157 Stanningley Road for almost nine hours.

Emergency services were at the scene from around 4.50am when the crash involving a taxi and a stolen car was reported.

Hunt for driver of stolen car involved in serious Leeds crash

The driver of the taxi, a Vauxhall Astra, was seriously injured during the collision and was taken by ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary.

A police spokesman said the driver’s injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

It is understood there were no passengers in the taxi at the time.

The occupants of the stolen car, a grey Skoda Fabia, fled the scene before police arrived.

Anyone with information is asked to call police via 101, quoting log 351 of December 4.

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