Man arrested on suspicion of drug driving after pedestrian hit by car on Hanover Lane in Leeds city centre

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving after a pedestrian was seriously injured in a crash in Leeds city centre.

Monday, 28th September 2020, 11:19 am
Updated Monday, 28th September 2020, 11:20 am

It happened at 11.58am on Sunday in Hanover Lane, near Park Lane.

Police cordoned off a large area and closed several roads nearby after a man, in his fifties, was hit by a red Volkswagen Passat.

He was seriously injured and taken to hospital for treatment. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

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Hanover Lane, Leeds city centre (Photo: Google)

The driver of the Passat, a 32-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of drug driving and was later released under investigation.

Police seized the car for further tests.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing and officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the crash, or the movements of the Volkswagen Passat or the pedestrian prior to it.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC 5178 Haigh at Roads Policing by calling 101 or using the options on the West Yorkshire Police website, quoting log reference number 0649 of September 27.

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