Baby dies and three others injured after horror head-on crash in Leeds

A baby has died and two women and a man have also been injured after a head-on crash in Leeds.

The four-month-old boy died yesterday following the collision on the A6120 Horsforth Road near Rodley, which happened at about 4.55pm on Monday, reports the Mirror[1].

Immediately after the crash police said the baby had life-threatening injuries but in a further update confirmed he had died.

West Yorkshire Police said in a statement: “The incident involved a Vauxhall Vivaro van which was travelling northbound when it was in a head-on collision with a Toyota Auris.”

“Two women from the Toyota and a man from the Vivaro were also taken to hospital for treatment. The 54-year-old male driver of the Vivaro was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and was released on bail yesterday for enquiries to continue.”

It added: “Anyone who witnessed the collision, or who has footage that will assist this investigation is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team on 101, or by using the livechat facility on the West Yorkshire Police website. The reference to quote is 13240081077.”

Earlier a police spokesman said: “Roads policing officers would like to speak with anyone who witnessed the collision between a Vauxhall Vivaro van and a Toyota Auris on the A6120 Ring Road between Calverley and Rodley at about 4:55pm on Monday February 12. It took place after the Vivaro, which was travelling northbound, was in a head on collision with the Toyota travelling in the opposite direction.”

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