Tragedy as man dies after crashing into Armley Gyratory barrier

A Leeds man has died after crashing into a barrier on the Armley Gyratory.

The tragedy happened on the exit to Wellington Road at 10.30am this morning (Tuesday, May 7). The 59-year-old was rushed to hospital but doctors were unable to save him. It is thought he suffered a medical episode behind the wheel.

West Yorkshire Police are now appealing for anyone who may have information or dash-cam footage to come forward. It is also believed that the silver Peugeot 307 had been in a crash with a Peugeot Partner van on the A58 Inner Ring Road, before entering the gyratory.

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The force issued the following statement, it said: “Police are appealing for witnesses or dash cam footage following a collision in Leeds which sadly resulted in the death of a man.

“At about 10.30am today, a silver Peugeot 307 collided with a barrier as it attempted to exit the Armley Gyratory on to Wellington Road. The driver, a 59-year-old man from Leeds, was taken to hospital but was sadly pronounced deceased a short time later.

“He is believed to have suffered a medical episode. Anyone who witnessed the collision or who may have footage that will assist is asked to contact the Roads Policing Unit on 101, quoting log reference 462 of 7 May.

“It is believed the 307 had been in a collision with a Peugeot Partner van on the A58 prior to it entering the Armley Gyratory. Officers would also be keen to speak to anyone who may have footage or dash cam that will assist with their enquiries. “

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