Appeal Following Collision on A1, Pontefract, Wakefield

Sunday 14 April 2024 

Police in Wakefield are appealing for information following a serious road traffic collision on the A1 near Darrington, Pontefract yesterday evening.   

Shortly after 7pm (13/04), a number of calls were received reporting a minibus had overturned on the Northbound carriageway near junction 40 with passengers inside.   

The collision involved a black Skoda Fabia and an Iris single decker minibus.  

Initial enquiries suggest there is a third vehicle involved, a white car, which has not yet been identified.   

There were 17 people injured and taken to hospital for treatment, with seven of those thought to have suffered serious injuries. 

Enquiries into the circumstances regarding the collision remain ongoing with officers from the Roads Policing Unit.  

Anyone with information including dash cam footage relating to the collision or the unidentified white car, who has not yet spoken to the police, is asked to contact the Roads Policing Unit via the livechat function on the website or by calling 101 quoting reference 13240197597.   

Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

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