Armley’s councillors and Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves have written to highways officers and police to discuss road safety at a junction after a 62-year-old man died when a car crashed into a bus stop.
At 3.13pm yesterday (Monday, November 20) officers were called to reports that a vehicle had been in collision with a bus stop along Stanningley Road. One of the pedestrians, a man aged 62 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other pedestrians were taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Councillors Jim McKenna, Andy Parnham and Alice Smart, along with Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves, said in a statement: “We were devastated to hear about the fatal crash that took place on Stanningley Road yesterday near to the junction with Armley Grange Drive.
“Our thoughts are with everyone directly affected by this tragic event and their loved ones.
“Whilst there is a police investigation ongoing to determine what has happened, [we] have written to senior highways officers and West Yorkshire Police to urgently discuss road safety at this junction. The highways team have already agreed to install a speed camera on this stretch of road after we called for this earlier this year.
“We have previously requested additional safety measures on this stretch of road including implementing a 30mph zone, something we have urged officers to consider again. We will ensure the community is updated as soon as we have answers.”