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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2022 7:57 am 
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-61794121

Five people were injured when a van that failed to stop for police went the wrong way down a motorway and collided with a taxi.
West Yorkshire Police said after failing to stop at about 22:45 BST on Monday, the van was driven the wrong way on the southbound M606 from the Chain Bar roundabout towards Bradford.
It then collided with a taxi, leaving five people injured, three critically. :sad:

The M606 remains shut in both directions.
National Highways said investigation work was expected to continue throughout the morning and urged drivers to use an alternative route.
West Yorkshire Police said the Independent Office for Police Conduct had been informed about the incident due to the involvement of a police vehicle before the collision.


I really hope they press severe charges against these maniacs

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2022 8:15 pm 
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Boy, 15, arrested after three die in wrong-way M606 crash

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing a fatal motorway crash which killed three people.

A suspected stolen van had failed to stop for police before it drove the wrong way along the M606, near Bradford, and collided with a taxi.

The taxi driver, 28, his passenger, aged 48, and a male van passenger, 18, died following Monday night's crash.

The teenager, who was injured in the crash, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He remains in hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries, according to West Yorkshire Police.

Another 17-year-old van passenger remains in hospital, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, the force said.

West Yorkshire Police said it had referred itself to watchdog the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

The IOPC said initial investigations suggested the van was stolen and police did not follow the van onto the motorway.

Regional director Thea Walton said there would be "a thorough, independent investigation to understand exactly what has happened" and it would contact the families of those involved.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2022 8:17 pm 
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The taxi driver, 28, his passenger, aged 48, and a male van passenger, 18, died following Monday night's crash.

RIP taxi driver.

RIP taxi passenger.

Rot in hell van passenger.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2022 8:19 pm 
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Taxi boss' emotional tribute to 'popular driver and friend to many' Sohail Ali killed in M606 tragedy

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A taxi firm has paid an emotional tribute to driver Sohail Ali who died in a horror crash on the M606 near Bradford that claimed the lives of three men.

Sohail Ali, 28, was driving a taxi that was hit head-on by a Ford Transit van being driven the wrong way down the M606 on Monday night after it had failed to stop for police.

Sohail died alongside his passenger Simon McHugh, 49, who was being driven to his home in Lindley, Huddersfield, following his shift at Jury's Inn, Bradford, where he worked as head chef. The third victim was Kyden Leadbeater, 18, a passenger in the van.

Sohail, from Bradford, worked for Zip, a taxi firm based in Tong Street, Bradford. He worked there alongside his father and an uncle, and was popular with customers.

A company boss posted a tribute to Sohail on social media, saying: "Myself and everyone at Zip are in complete shock at what has happened to Sohail, one of our most popular drivers and friend to many.

"Our sincere condolences go to his family. Sohail’s Dad and Uncle, Ansur and Amjad also work at Zip. Words cannot express how we are feeling. Our thoughts are also with the family of Simon and all at Jury’s Inn. Both will be sorely missed."

Sohail had previously worked as a driver for Arrivals Cars, a taxi firm in Shipley, Bradford, but hadn't worked there for some time. On Tuesday a worker at Arrivals told YorkshireLive : "He was a very good lad and will be missed by the community.

"He was a very hard worker and a very good driver. A few people have been ringing up and sending condolences. It is shocking more than anything. He was just doing his job."

Yesterday Sohail's uncle, Amar Khan, said: "He was young, enthusiastic, happy, kind and gentle. He had many cousins and relatives who always looked up to him. He was a friend to all of them.

"His friends are absolutely distraught. It is very sad and shocking - he was only 28. It is a massive shock."

Mr Khan said Sohail had always worked as a taxi driver and enjoyed his work. He said: "From a young age, all his customers would ask for Sohail to pick them up. He really enjoyed helping the elderly and would take their shopping into their house. He loved it. He was calm and made people feel comfortable with his presence. He was a beautiful soul.

"He is going to be dearly missed by all his family, friends and the community."

The Independent Office for Police Conduct is investigating the circumstances of the collision. West Yorkshire Police have arrested a boy, 15, on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He remains in hospital with serious injuries.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2022 11:26 pm 
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The Little scrote will be back on the streets by the time he's 20.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2022 2:01 am 
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Certainly young for a driver in the trade. If I'd read the thread quickly and didn't take in the details I'd have assumed that was the driver who's been charged in the photograph :-|


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 8:36 pm 
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M606 Bradford crash: Police name dead taxi driver and passenger

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