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Police Van Driver Witness On Fatal Collision, Leeds.

Friday, January 13, 2017

The driver of of a van who police appealed to trace as a potential witness to a fatal road traffic collision in Leeds has now come forward.

Earlier this week officers issued an appeal to trace the driver following the death of schoolteacher Ian Winterburn, aged 58, from Leeds, who died in died in hospital on Thursday, December 22, from injuries he received in the collision on the A6120 Ring Road, Halton, at the junction with Whitkirk Lane, near to Colton roundabout, at 7.30am on December 12.

The van driver has now been spoken to as a witness and we would like to thank everyone who assisted in sharing the appeal.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Police investigating a road traffic collision which caused the death of a Leeds schoolteacher are appealing to trace the occupants of a van as potential witnesses. 

Ian Winterburn, aged 58, from Leeds, died in hospital on Thursday, December 22, from injuries he received in the collision on the A6120 Ring Road, Halton, at the junction with Whitkirk Lane, near to Colton roundabout, at 7.30am on December 12. 

He had been cycling towards the roundabout when he was involved in a collision with a silver/grey coloured Skoda Fabia which had been turning right into Whitkirk Lane from the ring road. 

Officers are continuing to investigate the incident and are keen to trace the occupants of a small light coloured van which was at the scene.

Sergeant Ann Drury, of West Yorkshire Police's Major Collision Enquiry Team, said: "At the time the collision occurred, this van was the lead vehicle waiting at the junction of Whitkirk Lane and the Ring Road and the collision happened at the side of it. The vehicle waited a few seconds before setting off and I feel the occupants of this vehicle will have witnessed the collision and will be able to assist the investigation. 

"We believe they will recognise themselves from the date, location and circumstances and we would like them to get in touch so we can have as full a picture as possible of what happened. We are also still keen to hear from anyone else who we have not already spoken to who witnessed the collision or who saw the movements of either vehicle immediately before the collision." 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team via 101 quoting log number 249 of December 12. 

* The driver of the Skoda, a 51-year-old woman, from Leeds, has been interviewed under caution in connection with the incident. 


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

A man who died in hospital following a road traffic collision in Leeds has been named, as officers continue to appeal for information. 

Ian Winterburn, aged 58, from Leeds, died on Thursday, December 22, from injuries he received in the collision on the A6120 Ring Road, Halton, at the junction with Whitkirk Lane, near to Colton roundabout, at 7.30am on December 12.Ian Winterburn 

Mr Winterburn, who was a teacher at Garforth Academy, was involved in the collision with a silver/grey coloured Skoda Fabia which had been turning right into Whitkirk Lane from the ring road. 

In a statement, his family said: "Ian was the kindest and loveliest dad, husband and grandad anyone could have and an honest and genuinely caring friend to all who knew him. Our feeling of loss and sadness is indescribable." 

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses, in particular anyone who witnessed the collision or who saw the movements of either vehicle immediately before the collision. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team via 101 quoting log number 249 of December 12. 

* The driver of the Skoda, a 51-year-old woman, from Leeds, has been interviewed under caution in connection with the incident.

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