Leeds & West Yorkshire

Horsforth crash: Grandmother pushing pram killed

Scene of crash in Horsforth Image copyright Dan Schofield
Image caption The crash happened on a bend outside the Brownlee Arms pub in Horsforth

A grandmother pushing her 10-month-old granddaughter in a pram has died after being hit by a car that mounted the pavement.

The 66-year-old was hit on Church Avenue in Horsforth, Leeds, at 15:30 GMT on Wednesday.

The child was taken to hospital with minor injuries, West Yorkshire Police said.

The driver of a Volkswagen Tiguan, a man aged 43, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He was later bailed.

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Image copyright Dan Schofield
Image caption An air ambulance was sent to the crash scene in Horsforth

The grandmother was given emergency treatment at the scene but pronounced dead a short time later.

A dog that she was walking was also injured and taken to vets for treatment.

Officers have appealed for anyone who witnessed the collision, which happened on a bend outside the Brownlee Arms pub, to get in touch.

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