Renewed appeal for white car driver to come forward

Police are continuing to appeal for the occupant or occupants of a small white car who might hold vital information about a fatal road traffic collision on Middleton Lane, Leeds.

The incident happened at around 9:25pm on Friday 23 March 2018 when a 38-year-old male pedestrian, was hit and fatally injured by a black Vauxhall Vectra. The Vectra was heading in the direction of Thorpe at the time.

Sergeant Ann Drury of West Yorkshire Police’s Major Collision Enquiry Team, said:

“It is particularly important that we speak to the driver or occupants of the small white vehicle as I believe they witnessed the collision or the events leading up to it.

“The vehicle was travelling along Middleton Lane in the direction of Thorpe.”

The pedestrian has been named as Nigel Boocock and his family have issued a statement.

“It is difficult to put into words the pain we feel at Nigel’s loss, we are devastated and our family will never be the same again.

“Nigel meant so much, to so many. We would urge anyone with any information about the collision to contact the Police.”

Sgt Drury added:

“Nigel’s family have had their lives turned upside down after his loss and I would like to appeal directly to the occupant or occupants of the white vehicle or anyone else who saw what happened to call police on 101 quoting reference number 13180138562.”

The 28 year old driver of the Vectra was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has since been released under investigation.