Scooter rider injured after smashing into railings on Leeds Ring Road

The site of the scooter crash on Leeds Outer Ring Road, Lower Wortley. Picture: Google Street View
The site of the scooter crash on Leeds Outer Ring Road, Lower Wortley. Picture: Google Street View
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Police want to speak to witnesses after a scooter rider was injured when he crashed into railings on Leeds Ring Road.

The 47-year-old was on a red and white 125cc Peugeot Sum scooter which collided with metal railings at a pelican crossing outside the JCT 600 Mazda showroom at Lower Wortley, at about 2.55pm on Sunday.

He been travelling towards Gelderd Road at the time of the incident and had just exited the nearby roundabout.

The man was taken to Leeds General Infirmary for treatment and the road was closed in both directions while the scene was examined.

The man’s injuries were found not to be life threatening. The road was reopened at 6pm.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the scooter before the collision should contact PC Martyn Burns at Carr Gate police headquarters via 101.

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