Men bailed after crash on Leeds Kirkstall Road that killed cyclist UPDATED

A cyclist has died and a man is in intensive care after a serious crash in Leeds that caused traffic chaos.

Police were called to Kirkstall Road at 11.25pm on Monday after a silver Volkswagen Golf was involved in a collision with a man on a bicycle.

Police cars blocking the A65 Kirkstall Road in Leeds, near the scene of the accident. Picture: Gerard Binks

Police cars blocking the A65 Kirkstall Road in Leeds, near the scene of the accident. Picture: Gerard Binks

Two men, aged 23 and 36 from Leeds who were inside the car, were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and bailed.

The driver of the car remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

The cyclist, 33, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 22-year-old driver of the car, which overturned causing damage to two shops on Kirkstall Road near the Cardigan Fields complex, was rushed to hospital.

Police cars blocking the A65 Kirkstall Road in Leeds, near the scene of the accident. Picture: Gerard Binks

Police cars blocking the A65 Kirkstall Road in Leeds, near the scene of the accident. Picture: Gerard Binks

He was this morning in a stable condition in intensive care at Leeds General Infirmary.

Kirkstall Road remained closed for much of the day but reopened around mid-afternoon.

The collision reportedly caused damage to shops on the road.

Tony Woodrup, who owns the Woodrup Cycles shop opposite the buildings that were damaged, said this morning: “The traffic is chaos everywhere.

“I walked down Kirkstall Road but it’s absolutely gridlocked.”

He said two shops across the road, cordoned off by police, had been damaged after collision.

Mr Woodrup added: “The police have got it all cordoned off but the front of the premises doesn’t look great.”

Police said a Volkswagen Passat car was also believed to have been involved in the incident.

Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Spencer, investigating, said: “This is clearly a very serious incident that has resulted in a man’s death and we are carrying out extensive enquiries to establish the full circumstances.

“A scene is currently in place in Kirkstall Road and will be undergoing detailed forensic examination throughout the day. Work is also ongoing to make safe the shop premises that were damaged.”

Anyone information about the crash, or either cars, is asked to contact police on 101, quoting log number 1843 of November 14.

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