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Car in Batley horror smash was being chased

Fire crews had to cut one victim free from the wreckage

Four people were injured – two seriously – in a horrific crash involving two cars on Sunday night.

And it has emerged that one of them was being chased over a couple of miles, seconds before the crash.

Emergency crews battled to rescue the victims following the incident which happened in Healey Lane, Batley, near the junction with Throstle Nest, just after 7pm.

The crash involved a Ford Fiesta and a Peugeot 108 and police have revealed the red Fiesta was being chased by a 4 x 4 vehicle from Heckmondwike . That vehicle drove off from the crash scene.

Fire crews had to cut the roof off the Peugeot so they could rescue one of the victims, and the driver of the Fiesta was also seriously hurt in the accident.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance was called and landed nearby, but wasn’t needed, and the two seriously injured casualties were both treated at the scene before being taken to Leeds General Infirmary by ambulance.

Both were the drivers, men aged 18 and 34, and police said their injuries are not life-threatening. Two passengers in the Fiesta, both 18, were also taken to hospital.

PC Sean Hepworth said: “I am appealing to anyone who may have seen the incident to come forward.”

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