2 people killed in collision between livestock lorry and 2 cars

Two people have been killed in a road traffic accident between a livestock lorry and two cars which took place on the A65 in Addinhgam, Ilkey.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 8:10am on the morning of Thursday, February 18.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said:

The drivers of both of the cars involved, a man in his 20s and a woman in her 20s, were sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

“The driver of the lorry was taken to hospital with significant injuries and remains in hospital.

“Road closures are in place in the area as officers continue with their enquiries and will remain in place for the next couple of hours.

“Anyone who witnessed the collision or who was in the area at this time and has any dashcam footage or any further information is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team via 101 quoting log number 284 of  February 18.”

Crash statistics

Recent trends in reported road casualties in Great Britain have been impacted by the national restrictions implemented from March 2020 onwards following the coronavirus pandemic.

Figures for the year ending June 2020 show that:
  • There were 1,580 reported road deaths, a decrease of 14% compared to the previous year;
  • There were 131,220 casualties of all severities, a decrease of 16%;
  • The reduction in casualties is broadly in line with the fall in motor vehicle traffic of 14% over the same period.