Witnesses sought following fatal accident in Leeds

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Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Leeds this morning.

At about 8.20am officers were called to Kirkstall Road, near to the junction with Viaduct Road, where a 61-year-old male pedestrian had been seriously injured in a collision with a van.

The man was taken to Leeds General Infirmary for treatment but was pronounced dead a short time later.

The driver of the van, a 30-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is currently in custody.

Sergeant Carl Quinn, of the Major Collision Enquiry Team, said: “We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident itself or who saw the circumstances leading up to it.”

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