Identities Released: Fatal Road Traffic Collision, Horsforth, Leeds

Monday, July 2. 2018

The identities of the four men who died in a road traffic collision in Leeds at the weekend can now be released.

Following completion of the formal identification process and liaison with their families, they can now be named as Caelan Megson, aged 21, Brandon Frew, aged 19, Declan Grove, aged 19, and Matt Walshaw, aged 18. All were from the Horsforth area.

Matt Walshaw
Matt Walshaw
Declan Grove
Declan Grove
Brandon Frew
Brandon Frew
Caelan Megson
Caelan Megson

The men were among six occupants of a grey Seat Leon that was involved in a collision with a grey Seat Alhambra private hire vehicle on Broadway, the A6120 Leeds Outer Ring Road, near to the junction with Bank Gardens, Horsforth, at about 2.40am on Saturday, June 30.

Two girls, aged 16 and 17, who were passengers in the Leon, were seriously injured. The 16-year-old, who was previously in a critical condition, is now described as serious but stable. The 17-year-old’s injuries were not considered life threatening and she continues to recover in hospital. The driver of the Alhambra, a 42-year-old man from Bradford, also remains in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers are still carrying out enquiries into the incident to establish the full circumstances of the collision and the time leading up to it.

Sergeant Fiona Hoodless, of West Yorkshire Police Major Collision Enquiry Team, said: “We believe the people that were travelling in the Leon had left a party at a house in the area shortly before the collision and we are keen to hear from anyone who was at that party and saw those involved and has any information that could assist the investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked contact West Yorkshire Police Major Collision Enquiry Team via 101 quoting log number 266 of Saturday, June 30.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Police are appealing for information following a road traffic collision in Leeds that resulted in the deaths of four men.

The four, aged 18, 19, 19, and 21, were pronounced dead at the scene on Broadway, the A6120 Leeds Outer Ring Road, near to the junction with Bank Gardens in Horsforth.

Officers were called to the collision between a grey Seat Leon car and a private hire vehicle, which was a grey Seat Alhambra people carrier, at 2.41am this morning (30/6).

The Leon had been travelling in the direction of Weetwood and the Alhambra was heading in the opposite direction.

Those who died were among six occupants of the Leon. Two girls, both aged 17, from that vehicle were taken to hospital with serious injuries. One remains in a critical condition and the other's injuries are not considered life threatening. All those involved are local to the area.

The driver of the Alhambra, a 42-year of man from Bradford, was taken to hospital with injuries that are serious but are not considered life threatening.

Sergeant Fiona Hoodless, of West Yorkshire Police Major Collision Enquiry Team, said: “This is a very tragic incident where four young men have lost their lives and three other people are in hospital with serious injuries.

“The families of those involved are devastated by what has happened and we are doing everything we can to support them at this very difficult time.

“We are carrying out extensive enquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident and that investigation is still at a very early stage. Early indications are that the Leon was travelling at speed at the time of the collision.

“We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision itself or saw the circumstances leading up to it. We are also keen to speak to anyone who saw the grey Seat Leon being driven in the area at any point prior to the collision, particularly anyone with dashcam footage that could assist the investigation.

Chief Inspector Richard Padwell, of Leeds District Police, said: “The deaths of four young people in these circumstances is clearly very tragic and our thoughts and condolences go out to everyone affected by it.

“We don’t underestimate the impact that the deaths of these young people will be having in the community and we would ask that people focus on supporting each other and supporting the police investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked contact West Yorkshire Police Major Collision Enquiry Team via 101 quoting log number 266 of Saturday, June 30.

Saturday 30 June 2018

Police are currently at the scene of a serious road traffic collision in Broadway, at the junction of Bank Gardens in the Horsforth area of Leeds.

Officers were called in the early hours of this morning at 2.41am to a collision between a car and a taxi.

Enquiries are currently on going into the exact circumstances of the incident and a number of people have been seriously injured.

The road remains closed and is likely to remain so for some time.

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