Two in hospital after crash in Alwoodley which sparked huge police presence

Two people have been taken to hospital with minor injuries after a crash in Alwoodley which sparked a huge police presence.

By Jonathan Pritchard
Saturday, 20th June 2020, 2:46 pm
Updated Saturday, 20th June 2020, 2:48 pm

West Yorkshire Police were called after being told a silver Lexus was being driven erratically on the Leeds ring road at Horsforth.

The car was eventually involved in a crash with a van and a cyclist on King Lane in Alwoodley. The driver of the Lexus and the cyclist were both taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The van could be seen upside down on a grass verge on King Lane. A huge number of officers were called to the scene, alongside the ambulance service, on Saturday morning (June 20).

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A man and a cyclist have both been taken to hospital

A statement from West Yorkshire Police said: "Police received a report at around 8.50am this morning of a silver Lexus being driven erratically on the Leeds ring road at Horsforth.

"Officers were deployed to the area and a short time later, the car was involved in a collision with a van and a cyclist on King Lane, Alwoodley.

"The cyclist has been taken to hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the Lexus, a man in his 40s, has been arrested in connection with the incident. He was also taken to hospital as a precaution.

"King Lane remains closed at the junction with the Avenue and Buckstone Crescent, and officers remain at the scene."

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who witnessed the vehicle driving in the area earlier today is asked to call 101, quoting log 454 of June 20.

The statement added: A proactive referral has been made to the Independent Office of Police Conducy due to prior police involvement, which is routine in such circumstances."


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