Two drivers seriously injured in Batley crash after suspected chase

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POLICE are appealing for information after two drivers were seriously injured in a crash in Batley following what police suspect was a chase.

A red Ford Fiesta and blue Peugeot 108 collided on Healey Lane just after 7pm on Sunday.

Police believe the Ford Fiesta may have been pursued by a 4x4 vehicle from Heckmondwike Town Centre.

Following the collision, it is believed the 4x4 made off down Healey Lane towards Batley.

The driver of the Ford Fiesta, an 18-year-old man, received serious injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.

The driver of the Peugeot, a 34-year-old man, was cut free by firefighters. He suffered serious injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening.

The passengers in the Ford Fiesta, two 18-year old men, were also injured. All four were taken to Leeds General Infirmary.

Police Constable Sean Hepworth, said; “I am appealing to anyone who was in Heckmondwike Town Centre on Sunday evening and may have seen the red Ford Fiesta and a 4x4 type vehicle. I would also appeal to anyone who was near to, or on Healey Lane and may have seen any of the vehicles prior to the incident, or indeed witnessed the collision itself to come forward. Enquiries are ongoing to determine the full circumstances of what took place.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.