Central Leeds: Investigation launched after pedestrian hit by bus

The incident scene. PIC: James Hardisty
The incident scene. PIC: James Hardisty
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A bus company has launched its own investigation after a pedestrian was seriously injured when he was hit by a double decker in Leeds city centre.

Vicar Lane was closed for much of yesterday morning (March 10) after the 51-year-old was knocked down on a pedestrian crossing close to the junction with New Market Street outside Kirkgate Market at about 9.10am.

He was taken to hospital with head injuries.

A police cordon was put up close to the bus stops outside the Corn Exchange and traffic was diverted while investigations were carried out.

A spokesman for First bus company said: “Police are investigating and we have launched our own investigation.

“Our services were impacted in the area because diversions were in place, but we worked with police to keep disruption to a minimum.”

Police want to speak to witnesses.

Anyone with information should contact investigating officer PC Martyn Burns on the non emergency number 101.

Vicar Lane, Leeds City Centre.

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