Tingley woman dies after accident

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A WOMAN died and two young children were injured in two separate accidents in Morley on Monday.

The first incident happened just before noon on Wide Lane when a six-month-old baby girl, a two-year-old boy and their mother were injured when they were hit by a car.

Just over two hours later a 44-year-old woman from Tingley, who has not yet been named, died after her car collided with an air pump at Morrison's petrol station in Morley town centre.

Police and the ambulance service were called to the petrol station, in Queensway car park, at 2.30pm.

The woman had been driving a grey Toyota 4x4 through the car park when it collided with the air pump. She was taken to Leeds General Infirmary, where she later died.

Police are investigating the possibility she was taken ill at the wheel before the accident.

A female passenger in the car, believed to be the woman's daughter, was uninjured.

In the earlier accident a women in her mid 30s and believed to be from Morley was pushing her two young children in a pushchair on Wide Lane just before noon when they were hit by a black Vauxhall Astra travelling along the road.

Police and the ambulance service were called and the woman was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary with serious injuries.

She is currently in a stable condition.

The baby girl was also taken to LGI with serious injuries and is being kept in hospital for observation. The two-year-old boy suffered minor injuries and has since been discharged from hospital and is staying with his grandmother.

Police sealed off the area after the accident while investigations were carried out.

None of the injured people has been named and no arrests have been made in connection with the accident.

* Anyone who saw the accident at Morrison's is asked to contact PC Natalie Knox at Holbeck Road Traffic on 0113 241 4647.