POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a female pedestrian died following a fatal road traffic collision in Huddersfield this morning.

The Major Collision and Enquiry Team (MCET) are appealing for witnesses after a car was in collision with a female pedestrian on the A642 Wakefield Road at Waterloo near a taxi company.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 9.02am following reports a beige Fiat Panda had been in collision with a taxi before colliding with a wall and a female pedestrian walking on the path.

Despite treatment it was confirmed the victim, a woman in her 50s, had tragically died at the scene as a result of injuries she sustained.

The road was closed in both directions and is likely to be for most of the day while a full investigation is carried out at the scene.

The 71-year-old male driver of the car has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Detective Inspector Paul Conroy of MCET, said: “This has been a dreadful incident in which a woman has lost her life, and specialist officers are working to support her family.

“We are carrying out a full investigation into the circumstances of what took place and due to the seriousness of the collision, road closures will remain in place at the scene through much of today.

“I am appealing for witnesses who saw the incident or who saw the manner in which the Fiat Panda was being driven just before the collision.

“Anyone who has information phone or dashcam footage of the crash is asked to contact MCET on 101 referencing police log 0379 of May 14.

“Information can also be given online at www.westyorkshire.police/101livechat "