POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was seriously injured after being hit by a car. 

It happened on Monday at 9.15pm on Horton Park Avenue, at its junction with Cecil Avenue, when a silver BMW 120 and a man in his 70s were in collision.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "The vehicle had been travelling along Great Horton Avenue towards Great Horton Road. The pedestrian suffered serious injuries.

"Any witnesses to the incident, anyone with dashcam or mobile phone footage or who saw the movements of the BMW prior to the incident are asked to call police on 101 quoting log 1885 of Monday 21 September.

"A 24-year-old man from Bradford was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and released under investigation.

"Due to the circumstances of this collision the matter has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) for further investigation."

An IOPC spokesperson said yesterday: “We have begun an independent investigation into the actions of West Yorkshire Police (WYP) officers prior to a collision in Bradford in which a man in his 70s was seriously injured.

“We were notified by WYP that at around 9.15pm on Monday 21 September, the police witnessed a BMW travelling at speed, which then went on to collide with a man, a pedestrian.

“Our investigators attended the scene of the collision and attended the post-incident procedures where the officers involved provided their initial accounts. Part of our investigation will be to establish the circumstances of the incident and the actions of the officers prior to the collision.”