Pensioner dies after Batley collision

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Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision in Batley last month following the death of the pedestrian involved.

The collision happened at around 8.50am on Monday September 29 on Hanover Street opposite the entrance to Wards Hill Court.

The pedestrian, 99-year-old Jennie Sheard from Batley, has walked behind a White VW Crafter as it has started to reverse.

Ms Sheard was initially treated for a minor head injury but she was later re-admitted when it was established that she had fractured ribs. She died at Dewsbury and District Hospital on October 23.

Sgt Carl Quinn, of West Yorkshire Police’s Major Collision Enquiry Team, said: “We are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed this collision. Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Collision Enquiry Team on 01924 293047 or via 101.”