Three crashes bring chaos to Bradford roads

First published in News Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , T&A Reporter

Three crashes in less than an hour brought chaos to the roads today.

The first, at 1.40pm, saw a transit van smash into two police cars as it was allegedly speeding from the scene of a burglary.

Officers had been called to reports of a burglary in progress at a unit on the Armytage Road industrial estate.

When police attended, a van failed to stop and ended up colliding with the patrol cars on Wakefield Road, outside the Robin Hood pub.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of burglary and dangerous driving. Three police officers suffered minor injuries. Ten minutes later, two Renault Clios collided outside the Armytage Arms on Highmoor Lane, leaving one person with minor injuries.

Then, at 2.35pm, a motorbike and a van were in collision at the junction of Walton Lane and Halifax Road. The motorcyclist, who suffered serious injuries, was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary.

A police spokesman said his injuries were not believed to be critical.

Halifax Road was closed in both directions between Walton Lane and Bradford Road.

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9:54am Sat 24 Nov 12

BigFigure says...

Walton Lane? Hartshead moor....chaos on BRADFORD roads...
Walton Lane? Hartshead moor....chaos on BRADFORD roads... BigFigure
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2:01pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Al Spade says...

Come on, T&A. Print a map. Show me where these road are in Bradford!
Come on, T&A. Print a map. Show me where these road are in Bradford! Al Spade
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5:18pm Sat 24 Nov 12

sam-tyler says...

Armytage Road runs from J25 M62 into BRIGHOUSE town centre

It's not even newsworthy in a Bradford newspaper.
Armytage Road runs from J25 M62 into BRIGHOUSE town centre It's not even newsworthy in a Bradford newspaper. sam-tyler
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3:18pm Sun 25 Nov 12

loftyme says...

The reporter looks about 15, says it all really!
The reporter looks about 15, says it all really! loftyme
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