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Police issue appeal after man killed crossing Bradford Road

Police are appealing for information after a man in his 20s was killed while crossing Bradford Road yesterday.

A black BMW M2, which was travelling towards Pudsey, was in collision with a man who was crossing the road after getting off a bus.

The victim was given first aid and then medical attention but police today confirmed he had died at the scene.

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The male driver of the M2 was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Police say the driver of a grey BMW X5, which was believed to have been travelling in tandem with the M2, was also arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. Both remain in police custody at this time.

The Major Collision Enquiry Team (MCET) would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident at about 2.26pm, on Monday 11 April.

DS Fiona Allan of MCET, said:

“We are continuing to investigate this very serious collision which has tragically resulted in a young man losing his life.

“We would like to speak with anyone who saw or has phone or dashcam footage of the collision or who saw the BMW M2 and BMW X5 in the moments before the collision.”

Anyone who has footage or information is asked to contact MCET on 101 referencing police log 0896 of April 11. Information can also be given online here

West Leeds Dispatch has regularly featured concerns about the safety of the stretch of road between Dawsons Corner and Thornbury Roundabout. 

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