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Witness appeal as Bradford man, 47, killed in Riddlesden collision
A pedestrian died after he was in collision with a car at Riddlesden.
The 47-year-old man, named yesterday afternoon as Simon Paul Clifford, of Sandhill Mount, Thorpe Edge, Bradford, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened at 3.23am on Monday at the junction of Bradford Road and Grange Road.
A 33-year-old man was arrested shortly afterwards on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has since been released on police bail pending further inquiries.
The area’s residents woke to find the junction, opposite the village’s Co-op store, cordoned off, but many were unaware a person had been killed.
Police tape remained in place at the scene until nearly 8am.
One Grange Road resident, who did not wish to be named, said: “I woke up at about 7am and could see there was a police cordon up. They were taking it down at about 7.45am. I didn’t hear anything earlier.
“It’s so sad to hear about what happened.”
Keighley town councillor Andrea Walker lives on Bar Lane, just metres from where the fatal accident happened, but she did not realise how serious the incident was until later in the morning.
She said: “I saw the flashing lights through the bedroom window and thought at first it was a robbery at the Co-op or the nearby hairdressers. I didn’t think much more of it. I heard a banging noise in the night, but I don’t know if it had anything to do with this.
“The road is usually fairly quiet in the evening and isn’t an accident blackspot as far as I know.”
Police say the car involved was a Volkswagen Sharan, travelling in the direction of Keighley from Bingley.
Anyone with information or who may have seen the car around that time should contact the police non-emergency number 101.