Leeds car crash: Four men aged between 18 and 21 killed and two girls seriously injured

Police say early investigations suggest one vehicle involved in collision was 'travelling at speed'

Tom Barnes
Saturday 30 June 2018 15:04
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Leeds car crash: Four men aged between 18 and 21 killed and two girls seriously injured

Four young men have died and two teenage girls left seriously injured following a car crash in Leeds.

The men, aged between 18 and 21, were all pronounced dead at the scene of the incident, which took place in Horsforth on Saturday morning.

A grey Seat Leon and a grey Seat Alhambra private hire vehicle collided at a junction at around 2.40am, West Yorkshire Police said.

Officers said those who died were among the six occupants of the Leon. The two girls also riding in the vehicle, aged 16 and 17, were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The 16-year-old remains in a critical condition, while the 17-year-old’s injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

The driver of the Alhambra, a 42-year of man from Bradford, was also taken to hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.

“This is a very tragic incident where four young men have lost their lives and three other people are in hospital with serious injuries,” said Sergeant Fiona Hoodless of West Yorkshire Police’s major collision enquiry team.

“The families of those involved are devastated by what has happened and we are doing everything we can to support them at this very difficult time.

“We are carrying out extensive enquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident and that investigation is still at a very early stage.”

Police said early investigations suggested the Leon had been travelling at speed at the time of the crash.

The area surrounding the incident in Broadway, close to the Leeds outer ring road, is expected to remain closed to traffic for a considerable time.

“The deaths of four young people in these circumstances is clearly very tragic and our thoughts and condolences go out to everyone affected by it,” said chief inspector Richard Padwell, of Leeds District Police.

“We don’t underestimate the impact that the deaths of these young people will be having in the community and we would ask that people focus on supporting each other and supporting the police investigation.”

No arrests have been made in connection with the crash.

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