AN unborn baby died after a horror crash in Huddersfield, it has been revealed.

Police today confirmed that one of the people hurt in the crash in Birkby was a heavily-pregnant woman and she has lost the baby.

The woman herself remains in a serious condition in hospital five days after the crash, as does a second woman.

Police have now made another appeal for witnesses to the incident which happened in the centre of Birkby.

Police from West Yorkshire’s Major Collision Enquiry team are continuing to appeal for witnesses following the collision last week which left both women seriously ill.

The crash in Birkby

The crash happened around 7.30pm last Thursday evening, March 17, when a blue Vauxhall Corsa and a silver Ford Focus were in collision at the junction of Blacker Road and St John’s Road.

The front-seat passenger of the Ford Focus, a 27-year-old woman, was treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to Leeds General Infirmary with serious injuries. She remains in hospital.

The front-seat passenger of the Vauxhall Corsa, a 24-year-old woman, who was heavily pregnant, was also treated at the scene and taken to Leeds General Infirmary.

Sadly, her unborn child died following the incident. The woman remains in hospital in a serious condition.

RTA at St John's Road and Blacker Road crossroads in Birkby
RTA at St John's Road and Blacker Road crossroads in Birkby

The driver of the Vauxhall Corsa, who was also a 24-year-old woman, sustained minor injuries and two child passengers also in the Corsa were left with minor injuries.

Police closed the road for several hours after the crash.

Sgt Ann Drury, of the Major Collision Enquiry Team, said: “This incident has claimed the life of an unborn child.

“I would urgently appeal to anyone who was in the area last Thursday evening and may have seen either vehicle prior to the incident, or witnessed the collision itself to come forward.

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“It is believed that people in the locality may have taken photos or video of the aftermath and I would ask that they come forward with any footage. Information can be passed to Det Con 2591 Davies Major Collision Enquiry Team by calling 101.”

Three men aged 24, 29 and 35 were been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and have been released on police bail pending further inquiries.