Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision in the Holbeck area of Leeds on Saturday (20 May), which left a pedestrian with serious injuries.

The incident occurred at approximately 8:10 p.m. in a parkland area off Holbeck Moor Road and involved an orange Yamaha moped and a pedestrian.

Both the pedestrian and the moped rider were promptly transported to a nearby hospital. The pedestrian’s injuries are classified as serious, although not life-threatening, while the moped rider sustained minor injuries.

Prior to the collision, a police off-road motorcyclist had spotted the moped rider. It’s important to note that the police were not actively pursuing the moped at the time of the incident.

In connection with the incident, a 43-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving while exceeding the prescribed limit. After being interviewed, he has been released under investigation.

Law enforcement authorities are eager to speak with anyone who witnessed the collision or observed the orange Yamaha moped before the accident occurred. Individuals who were in the vicinity and possess dashcam footage are requested to review it for any relevant information.

If you have any details that could assist the ongoing police investigation, please contact the Roads Policing Unit through the 101 Live Chat or by dialing 101. When getting in touch, kindly quote the reference number 13230280410.