Four seriously injured in three-car crash


Police are appealing for witnesses after a three-car collision in Batley, one of which made off from the scene.

The accident happened on Healey Lane, yesterday evening (Sunday 17 April) at around 7.05pm, when a red Ford Fiesta and blue Peugeot 108 collided.

It is believed that a third vehicle, thought to be a 4x4 type of vehicle made off from the scene.

It is believed that the Ford Fiesta may have been pursued by the 4x4 from Heckmondwike Town Centre. Following the collision, it is believed this vehicle made off down Healey Lane towards Batley.

The driver of the Ford Fiesta, an 18-year-old man received serious injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.

The driver of the Peugeot, an 34-year-old man was rescued from the vehicle by West Yorkshire Fire Service and received serious injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening.

The passengers in the Ford Fiesta, two 18-year old men, were also injured. All four persons were taken to Leeds General Infirmary.

PC 4892 Sean Hepworth said; “I am appealing to anyone who was in Heckmondwike Town Centre on Sunday evening and may have seen the red Ford Fiesta and a 4x4 type vehicle. I would also appeal to anyone who was near to, or on Healey Lane and may have seen any of the vehicles prior to the incident, or indeed witnessed the collision itself to come forward.

“Enquiries are ongoing to determine the full circumstances of what took place.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 at the Safer Roads and Neighbourhood Support Team (W) via 101.