Appeal after man and woman seriously injured in HGV and Audi crash on M62 near Leeds

A man and a woman were seriously injured after a crash on the M62 near Leeds on Saturday.

Monday, 24th August 2020, 10:53 am
Updated Monday, 24th August 2020, 10:57 am

Police are appealing for witnesses after the collision between a yellow DAF heavy goods vehicle and the white Audi Q3 on the eastbound carriageway, close to the slip road from the M606 at Junction 26.

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It happened just after 8.30am on Saturday.

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The crash scene on the M62 on Saturday.

The occupants of the Audi, a 74-year-old man and a 63-year-old woman, were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The HGV driver was unhurt.

Fire crews, Yorkshire Ambulance Service and an air ambulance were also called to the scene.

The Audi came to rest facing the wrong way on the eastbound carriageway in the hard shoulder and there was also a diesel spillage in lane one.

It meant the road was closed for several hours on Saturday.

A West Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: "Anyone who witnessed the collision or what happened prior to it is asked to contact the Roads Policing Unit on 101, or by using the contact options on the West Yorkshire Police website.

"Officers would also like to hear from anyone with dashcam footage which may assist the investigation.

"The reference to quote is 13200422940."


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