Four dead in quad bike accident

Four young people - aged between 16 and 20 - have died in an accident involving a quad bike and a sports car near Hemsworth, in West Yorkshire.

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Three die after quad bike accident in West Yorkshire

Three people have died in an accident involving a quad bike and a sports car in West Yorkshire.

Police were called at about 12.30 am to a report of a collision between a Nissan 350z sports car and a quad bike on the A6201 halfway between Upton and Hemsworth.

All three who died, two women and a man, were on the quad bike.

Two men aged 21 and 22 from the Nissan have been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and remain in police custody.

The road remains closed and police are appealing for witnesses.

Clearly this has been a very serious and tragic incident with multiple casualties and enquiries are expected to be ongoing on that part of the A6201 for the majority of the day. The road will remain closed while emergency services continue working at the scene and drivers are advised to avoid the area.

We are appealing for witnesses and I would like to speak to anyone who saw either the collision or the driving of the quad bike or Nissan just prior to it taking place. Anyone who has information is asked to contact the Major Collision and Enquiry Team on 101.

– DCI Richard Holmes from West Yorkshire Police

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