Video: Police in Leeds seek witnesses after death of four-year-old boy hit by car

Police investigating the death of a four-year-old boy in Leeds have appealed for witnesses to the collision which claimed his life.

Sunday, 30th April 2017, 12:01 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 7:02 pm
The boy was knocked down while crossing Chapeltown Road in Chapeltown yesterday.

It happened at round 4.50pm yesterday on Chapeltown Road, Chapeltown, at the junction with Reginald Terrace.

A police spokesman said: “A Vauxhall Corsa was travelling on Chapeltown Road, northbound, away from the city centre, when it collided with a child.

“The four-year-old boy suffered serious injures and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary and was sadly pronounced deceased.”

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The boy was knocked down while crossing Chapeltown Road in Chapeltown yesterday.

Four-year-old boy dies in serious collision in LeedsOfficers are appealing for information from anyone who may have witnessed the collision or saw the vehicle prior to the collision.

Meanwhile, CCTV footage of the collision is also being reviewed.

Gurcharan Dass, owner of Chapeltown Mini Market, said cameras at the shop on Chapeltown Road had captured the whole incident.

The footage shows the moment the boy was knocked down on the pedestrian crossing opposite the Reginald Centre.

The pedestrian crossing where a single bouquet had been left this morning.

It also shows emergency vehicles arriving at the scene within minutes.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team via 101 quoting log number 1292 of 29/4.

The boy was knocked down while crossing Chapeltown Road in Chapeltown yesterday.
The pedestrian crossing where a single bouquet had been left this morning.