Appeal after man killed by bus in Leeds

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Middleton, Leeds, on Boxing Day.

Tuesday, 30th December 2014, 11:00 am

Officers were called to a collision at 5.50pm involving a double-decker bus and a 63-year-old man in Middleton Park Avenue at the junction with Throstle Road.

The injured man, who was pronounced dead at the scene, was a passenger who had just got off the Number 13 service which terminates at that point.

The collision is believed to have occurred as the bus set off to turn around to face back up Middleton Park Avenue.

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Detective Sergeant Carole Greaves, of West Yorkshire Police’s Major Collision Enquiry Team, said: “We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, as we try to establish the full circumstances that led to this man’s death.

“We are particularly keen to trace a potential witness who was a female passenger who we believe left the bus at the same time as the deceased.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team via 101.