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Driver arrested after teen dies and two others injured in crash

A 14 year old schoolboy has died and two others have been injured after being involved in a collision near Leeds.

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The teenager, along with two other boys aged 15, were riding their bikes along Bullerthorpe Lane towards Woodlesford when they were involved in a crash with a white van travelling in the opposite direction. It happened around 7.10pm on Monday October 22.

Police said the van, is believed to have been overtaking a white car at the time, which it also collided with.

The teenager was taken to hospital by air ambulance for emergency treatment but later died.

The two other boys were also taken to hospital by ambulance.

One 15-year-old boy suffered serious injuries and remains in hospital in a stable condition. The other 15-year-old received only minor injuries and was sent home after medical assessment.

The driver of the van, a 28-year-old man from Castleford, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is currently in custody.

This is clearly a very tragic situation for the family of the boy who has died and we are doing everything we can to support them at what is understandably a very difficult time for them.

We are carrying out extensive enquiries to establish the full circumstances of this incident and we would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision itself or who saw the vehicles involved or the three boys on bikes in the time leading up to the collision.

We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who has any dashcam footage that could assist the investigation.”

– Sergeant Carl Quinn, of West Yorkshire Police Major Collision Enquiry Team