Police cordon off New Road, Yeadon, after serious crash

RESIDENTS woke up to “screaming” after a serious crash which has left two people in hospital.

West Yorkshire Police has cordoned off a main road and forensics are investigating after the collision this morning. 

The cordon is in place on New Road, in Yeadon, near its junction with Dibb Lane. 

A police officer at the scene said it was a road traffic collision involving one car.

A black BMW is completely smashed in the middle of Dibb Lane, with a tyre separated from the vehicle on the path.

It is believed the crash happened in the early hours of this morning. 

All three emergency services – police, ambulance and fire – attended the crash.

A spokesperson for Rawdon Fire Station said they received a call at 3.15am to go to the scene.

The spokesperson added that police and ambulance personnel were already there when fire crews arrived, with paramedics working on a woman who had managed to escape the car.

Firefighters cut some of the front of the car to allow more space for the paramedics to treat the woman.

The spokesperson from Rawdon Fire Station said the woman was breathing, but was rushed to Leeds General Infirmary (LGI).

They added that a male – the driver – had also been in the car.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) confirmed that it took two patients to LGI this morning.

It was called at around 3.10am and sent two ambulances, a Clinical Supervisor and a Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) to the scene.

YAS left at roughly 4.15am.

The cordon was put in place at around 6am, according to an officer at the scene.

A resident who lives nearby said the crash happened at around 3.15am this morning and they were woken by people screaming.

One person, who lives nearby, said they were also woken by the crash. 

They said the car appeared to have crossed the junction before being in collision with a lamppost.

The resident added that they saw a man running up and down the street shouting, and another person laid in the road.

Another resident, who said they saw a wheel roll down the road and rang an ambulance, said a girl was involved in the crash and has been taken to hospital.

There is a large police presence at the scene currently with a Forensic Collision Investigation team also there. 

A Forensic Officer has been analysing the car for around half-an-hour, taking a number of items into evidence bags.

Evidence markers at the scene placed by Forensic Officers suggest the car came over a grass verge from Kirk Lane and was in collision with a lamppost on Dibb Lane.

A police officer guarding the cordon told a member of the public that the road will be closed for at least a few hours.

Cars travelling along New Road from Guiseley and Rawdon, and those driving down Kirk Lane and Dibb Lane, are having to turn around at the cordon.

West Yorkshire Police has been contacted for comment.

More to follow… 

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