Leeds city centre car victim dies in hospital

A man who was hit by a car while walking on a pavement near Leeds city centre on Christmas Eve has died in hospital.

The 35-year-old, who has not yet been named, was on Regent Street when he was struck by a black Seat Toledo at around 1pm.

He suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary, but died later that day.

The Seat Toledo mounted the pavement after a collision with a red Vauxhall Corsa as they both travelled along Regent Street towards the city centre.

The drivers of the two vehicles, aged 34 and 23, were both arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and careless driving.

It is understood they have now been released on bail pending further police inquiries.

Police have appealed for witnesses following the accident, which caused the closure of Skinner Lane in the city-bound direction and Regent Street city-bound from Skinner Lane.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who saw the two vehicles being driven before the collision is asked to call the major collision inquiry team on 01924 293047.

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