By John Baron
UPDATE 3.15pm: Stanningley Road has now fully re-opened.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: A woman pedestrian has died and another has been seriously injured in an incident which closed the A647 Stanningley Road in both directions.
The incident happened earlier this morning near the former Church of the Venerable Bede on Stanningley Road.
A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: “At 8.28am today (Wednesday) police were informed by the ambulance service of a crash at the junction of Stanningley Road and Cockshott Lane in Armley. The crash involved a Volkswagen Golf, which caused damage to a bus stop.
“Emergency services attended and found two pedestrians had suffered serious injuries. One of the pedestrians, a woman, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
“The second person, a man in his forties, was taken to hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
“The Golf driver, a 25-year-old woman, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
“Road closures are in place and are likely to remain there for most of today while enquiries are continuing at the scene.
“Motorists are asked to find an alternative route at this time.
“Enquiries are continuing into how the collision occurred and anyone who witnessed it, or who has footage that will assist, is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team on 101, or by using the 101LiveChat facility on the West Yorkshire Police website. The log reference is 0290 of 22 February.”
Earlier this morning police advised people to avoid the area.
First Buses say services X11, X6 and 72 are being diverted towards Bradford via Branch Road and Armley Town Street.
Service 86 is diverting from Armey Town in both directions: Armley Town Street, Hill Top Road, Green Hill Road and turn right on to Henconner Lane. The route is the same in reverse.