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Tributes have been pouring in for Shelley College pupil Katelyn Dawson after she tragically lost her life yesterday in the crash on Wakefield Road at Moldgreen.

Katelyn was at a bus shelter near the junction with Broad Lane when a BMW hit. Three other people, including the male driver of the BMW, were also injured. A 47-year-old woman is also currently stable after suffering life threatening injuries.

We will be continuing to provide updates throughout the day on this awful news.

Meanwhile tributes have been pouring in for 15-year-old Katelyn, who was also a dancer at Casper's Freestyle Dance School in Brighouse.

You can see some of the heartfelt and moving things people have been saying here.

Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Katelyn's family and friends.

Go fund me total reached

A fundraising page set up in memory of Katelyn Dawson has exceeded it’s £1,000 target less than 12 hours after it was established.

Katelyn’s friend Eunique Kashala Joy Dickenson set up the page and said: “I’m so thankful for everyone’s support and kind donations it will really make a difference to her family.”

Go Fund Me Fundraising page in memory of Katelyn Dawson
Go Fund Me Fundraising page in memory of Katelyn Dawson

Books of condonlence

The local community in Dalton where Katelyn grew up is looking to set up a book of condolence at St Paul’s Parish Church.

We’ll update you when we have more details on this. Shelley College have also expressed that they will also have a book of condolence in school.

Katelyn Dawson fatal accident. Floral tributes and messages left at the scene of the accident on Wakefield Road, Moldgreen.
Katelyn Dawson fatal accident. Floral tributes and messages left at the scene of the accident on Wakefield Road, Moldgreen.

Husband of Christine Crawshaw pays tribute to Katelyn

A woman left seriously injured in the horror bus stop crash ‘was family friends’ with the teenage girl killed in the tragedy.

Christine Crawshaw, 47, was waiting at the same bus stop as 15-year-old Katelyn Dawson ready for her early-morning commute to work when they were both struck by a BMW that careered onto the pavement yesterday. Read more here.

The horrific crash in which Katelyn Dawson, 15, lost her life; and, right, tributes left at the scene
The horrific crash in which Katelyn Dawson, 15, lost her life; and, right, tributes left at the scene

Dance school's tribute

Another tribute to Katelyn from Lockwood dance school Dance Emporium.

Crash victim may not walk for a year

The husband of a 47-year-old woman who was struck by the car has spoken at the scene of the tragedy.

Steve Cranshaw, 49, confirmed his wife has needed plastic surgery to rebuild her hand and surgery on both femur leg bones.

He said: “Christine had only left the house five minutes before the crash.

She might not be walking for a year, but losing a child, being a father myself, that is worst beyond measure.

“It is such a tragic loss and my heart goes out to her family, it really does.

“It’s terrible what has happened, but not as bad as what Katelyn’s family has been through.

“We are family friends, my mum knew her, and it is just heartbreaking.”

Emotional father-of-one Steven, who lives just a five minute walk away from the scene added: “Christine received eight hours of surgery last night and came out at 3.30am.

“I am on my way to the hospital now, I want to be there when she wakes up.”

Pedestrian seriously injured is named

The 47-year-old woman seriously injured in the bus stop tragedy has been named.

Christine Crawshaw, was waiting at the same bus stop as Katelyn Dawson ready for her early-morning commute to work when they were both struck by a car.

She suffered serious injuries to her legs and remains in Leeds General Infirmary.

Vehicle recovery from the Wakefield Road RTC.
Vehicle recovery from the Wakefield Road RTC.

'Call to boyfriend could have saved her life'

A mum has told the Examiner how her daughter had arranged to meet Katelyn at the bus stop on Monday morning but never made it because she took a call from her boyfriend.

The mum, said: “My daughter is absolutely heartbroken. They arranged yesterday on her way home to meet at the bus stop that morning, but thankfully a early morning phone call to her boyfriend stalled her getting there - so I gave her a lift.”

BMW driver discharged from hospital

The driver of the car involved in yesterday’s fatal horror smash has been discharged from hospital.

The 51-year-old man who was driving the BMW when it crashed into a bus shelter on Wakefield Road. West Yorkshire Police said this morning that the driver has since been discharged from Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

A 47-year-old woman who was taken to Leeds General Infirmary with what was initially described as life threatening injuries continues to be treated for her serious condition, but is said to be stable.

A 17-year-old girl, who was also injured and taken to HRI, continues to be treated today. Police said her injuries were serious but not life threatening.

Vehicle recovery from the Wakefield Road RTC.
Vehicle recovery from the Wakefield Road RTC.

Passer-by gave first aid

Passer-by Ian Swallow was one of the first on the scene and gave vital first-aid to the 47-year-old woman who was also injured.

Ian told us he stayed with the victim and kept her talking until help arrived.

He has praised the emergency services for their response and also returned to the scene this morning to lay his own floral tribute to Katelyn.

Shelley College release statement

Shelley College have released a statement regarding the tragedy.

Principal John McNally said:

We were devastated to hear the news that Katelyn passed away yesterday and our hearts go out to her family, who have suffered such a tragic and sudden loss.
Katelyn was a passionate, popular student, who was just starting to realise how much potential she had. She loved life and lived it to the full. She loved to dance and was starting to plan her options for when she left school this year. Her loss, at a time when she had everything to look forward to in life, is sad beyond words.
We will be supporting students and staff alike over the next few days. They are understandably very upset and we will do all we can to help them come to terms with this loss. We will also try to celebrate Katelyn’s life, which was sadly cut so short, and the many happy memories we have of her. As a mark of respect, we will be cancelling the parents’ consultation planned for this evening and a book of condolences has been opened for students to record their thoughts.

Scene flooded with balloons and floral tributes

Well-wishers have been leaving pink balloons and flowers at the scene.

There will be a vigil here later this evening at 7pm for people wishing to pay their respects to Katelyn.

A town in mourning

Katelyn’s tragic death has touched the hearts of thousands across Huddersfield.

People have been leaving tributes on our Facebook page since the sad news broke last night that the 15-year-old, who loved to dance, had lost her life.

Here are some of this morning’s posts.

So deeply sorry for your loss. Our sincere condolences to all the family. So incredibly sad.

Suzanne Wilson

Hey So Devastated thinking of all your friends an family,hopefully you will get through this dreadful time.R.I.P. LOVE & RESPECT. Gone too soon X

Mavstu Whitehead

So so sad, words cannot begin to describe the tragedy of this accident. The 47 year old lady is my cousins wife and having undergone surgery I believe she is stable. Life feels very very fragile today and as a mother of teenagers it makes you very aware that life is precious. I worried when my 16 year old son went to London to visit friends but I would not expect tragedy to strike when he goes for his bus to college.

My heart breaks for all involved and I send love and condolences.

Karen Howarth

Devastating such a sad day praying for the family. I cant even begin to imagine the loss your feeling may god make it as easy as possible for you all.

Aisha Ali

Katelyn Dawson, 15, died after a car crashed into a bus stop at Wakefield Road
Katelyn Dawson, 15, died after a car crashed into a bus stop at Wakefield Road (Image: ugc)

Brief update on injuries

Police say the three others who were injured all still remain in hospital this morning.

The Examiner understands that the 47-year-old woman who also received life-threatening injuries remains in a stable condition at Leeds General Infirmary.

Leeds General Infirmary
Leeds General Infirmary

Fundraiser set up for Katelyn's funeral

A gofundme set up last night to help pay for Katelyn’s funeral has already raised £405.

The post reads: “Katelyn Dawson was a loving caring person on the 10/1/18 she went to go dance with the angels.

“At 8.15 in the morning she was on her way to school waiting at the bus stop and a BMW crashed into the bus stop and sadly hit Katelyn.

“She had several injuries. Later that day she grew her wings and flew off to heaven.

“As her friend I would like people to donate money towards Katelyn’s funeral to make sure she has the send off she deserves.”

The page, set up by Eunique Kashala Joy Dickinson, has been widely shared on Facebook and has had a number of donations.

One person called Leon Chu donated £300.

Another poster, called Ryan Mcfarland, donated £40, adding: “We will miss you.”

(Image: ugc)

To donate, click here.

Candlelit vigil in Katelyn's memory to take place tonight

Katelyn’s friends are holding a gathering at the place the accident happened tonight at 7pm.

A Facebook page set up in her memory says: “For everyone that knows Katelyn and wants to pay their respects there will be a gathering on Wakefield Road, Moldgreen, where the accident happened.

“It’s starting at 7pm so if anyone wants to come pay their respects, lay down flowers, light candles, let off balloons, you are welcome to come. #katelynsworld

Katelyn Dawson, from a Facebook page set up in her memory
Katelyn Dawson, from a Facebook page set up in her memory (Image: Facebook/RIP Katelyn Dawson)

"Words are never enough"

Some lovely words from Sharon Weavill here:

“How very sad. They say that words are never enough .....and they are not, but the out pouring of love and condolences shown here will hopefully, in time bring comfort to the family of this beautiful young lady, may she rest in peace”

Food for thought

Some thought provoking words from Rachael Sykes on Facebook:

“Thinking that I argued with my son this morning (who is the same year as her )& thinking how we parted . I say things to my teenagers because their doing a very good job at being teenagers & it’s made me think that right now i’m glad of the attitude & addiction to PlayStation tonight they have free rein, So sad to the family for their loss xxx [sic].”

Latest updates to continue

We will be continuing updates this morning into this story. This includes tributes being paid to Katelyn, and hopefully an update on the conditions of the others who were injured in yesterday’s crash.

Police said yesterday a 47-year-old woman was in a stable condition but with life-threatening injuries, and our thoughts are with her and her family too today.

Stay with us for the latest.

Katelyn Dawson, 15, died after a car crashed into a bus stop at Wakefield Road
Katelyn Dawson, 15, died after a car crashed into a bus stop at Wakefield Road (Image: ugc)

RIP Katelyn

Dozens of Katelyn’s friends have taken to social media to pay tribute to the popular teenager, who was sadly killed in a tragic accident earlier today.

RIP Katelyn. Our thoughts are with your family

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BREAKING - teenager dies

The 15-year-old girl injured in a horror bus stop smash this morning has died, police have confirmed.

The teenager was flown by air ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary after a BMW car mounted the pavement at Wakefield Road, close to the junction with Broad Lane, in Moldgreen.

Police have not officially named the victim but confirmed a fatality had occurred.

But the teenager has been named locally as Katelyn Dawson.

Our thoughts go out to her family and friends at this difficult time.

Katelyn Dawson, 15, died after a car crashed into a bus stop at Wakefield Road
Katelyn Dawson, 15, died after a car crashed into a bus stop at Wakefield Road (Image: ugc)

Latest update

Here is the story so far on the horrific crash this morning.

We’ll bring you further updates if and when we get them.

Road is back open

Wakefield Road has now fully re-opened.

Two of four injured are fighting for their lives, police say

Two of the people injured have life-threatening injuries, police have said.

The 47-year-old woman and a 15-year-old girl were pedestrians at the bus stop. The girl was flown by Air Ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary where she is being treated for life threatening injuries. The woman is also at LGI and is in a critical but stable condition.

Another teenage girl, aged 17, was taken to HRI with non life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the BMW, a 51-year-old man, was also taken to HRI with non life-threatening injuries.

Officers are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area around the time of the incident and who may have seen the grey BMW travelling before the collision, or who witnessed the collision itself to come forward with any information.

Information can be passed to the Safer Roads and Neighbourhood Support Team W via 101 quoting 13180014977.

Works to clear the road

Kirklees Council are currently on the scene clearing debris from the road following the earlier crash. We are just awaiting police to confirm when the road will re-open.

WATCH: Car recovered from crash scene

The BMW has now been removed from the scene.

Robbery unrelated to crash

There was a raid at the Broad Lane One Stop store earlier this morning - but police say they are not linking it to the crash.

The convenience store - which has already been targeted by a robber in the past week - was visited in another robbery earlier this morning. A man has been arrested in connection and police say there is no link between the two incidents.

Here is their statement:

Police were called to the One Stop Shop on Broad Lane around 6.42am this morning following a report of a robbery.

A male suspect entered the premises with what is thought to be knife before asking for staff to open the safe and till.

The suspect made off with a small amount of cash and tobacco items.

A 29-year-old man was arrested a short time later nearby on suspicion of robbery and remains in police custody.

One Stop shop, Broad Lane, Moldgreen, Huddersfield
One Stop shop, Broad Lane, Moldgreen, Huddersfield

Latest update

More here on the news a Shelley College student is involved in this horrific collision.

Injured girl is local college student

Shelley College have confirmed one of the females injured in the crash is a student of theirs.

A spokesperson for the college declined to comment further on the matter.

Shelley College
Shelley College

Full story of what we know so far

Here’s everything we know so far about this collision.

RTC on Wakefield Road, Moldgreen.
RTC on Wakefield Road, Moldgreen.

Buses being re-routed

Buses are also being diverted which may mean delays to services today: