Beckett Street Leeds: Man dead after collision with minibus driver near St James' Hospital

A pedestrian has died near St James' Hospital after a collision with a minibus driver.

Friday, 28th May 2021, 1:15 pm
Updated Friday, 28th May 2021, 1:18 pm

It happened at around 12.40am this morning (Friday) in Beckett Street.

The man was involved in a collision with the driver of a silver Ford Tourneo minibus.

The 44-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, which is next to a bus shelter between Lincoln Green Road and Granville Road.

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The scene of the collision in Beckett Street.
The scene of the collision in Beckett Street.

The minibus driver, a 49-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by driving while unlicensed or uninsured.

He remains in custody.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "Police are appealing for any witnesses to the collision or anyone who saw the minibus or the male pedestrian in the time leading up the incident, particularly anyone with relevant dashcam footage.

"A police vehicle had stopped at the scene immediately prior to the collision occurring, and a referral has been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct due to the involvement of officers.

"Anyone who witnessed the collision or who has any information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police Major Collision Enquiry Team via 101 quoting reference 13210264346 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat"

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