A mother and her young daughter, who died in a horrific accident while going to kindergarten, were hit by an Audi driver who was driving with another motorist, eyewitnesses have claimed.
Justyne Hulboj, 27, and four-year-old Lena Czepczor were killed walking on the pavement just before the white Audi TT collided with the wall of a Jaguar dealership in Leeds.
Police said the couple were hit by the car, which eyewitnesses claim had just “turned up” its powerful engine, and were driving in a convoy of a BMW 135.
Horrified staff emerged to find the young girl’s body, which had been thrown through the air after the impact, on the forecourt of the Jaguar dealership.
Justyne Hulboj, 27, and four-year-old Lena Czepczor were killed just before the white Audi crashed into the wall of the Vertu Jaguar Leeds car dealership in Scott Hall Road, Leeds
West Yorkshire Police said the couple were walking on the pavement when they were hit by the car, which had been driving in the convoy with a gray BMW 135i
Police were called just after 8.30am to a report that a white Audi had collided with the wall of the Vertu Jaguar Leeds car dealership in Scott Hall Road, Leeds
A tire fitter who observed the scene said: “I heard the Audi TT rev up its engine at the red light.
‘Then he flew down the street. I didn’t see the crash. But then all hell broke loose.”
Another added: “The driver swerved at the light. He made his way and collided with the two people on the sidewalk 200 meters down the road.
Local residents have previously described how the nearby A61 is being used by speeding motorists on a “race track” who brazenly ignore speed limits and tumble down the busy road, the Sun reports.
Three people have now been arrested in connection with the incident at Scott Hall Road in Leeds.
Two men, aged 26 and 34, have been arrested on suspicion of two counts of causing death by dangerous driving and remain in custody.
A 65-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of aiding and abetting a perpetrator. She was released on bail, police confirmed.
A growing pile of flowers and cards were left at the scene of the tragedy Tuesday afternoon.
A growing pile of flowers, teddy bears and cards were left at the scene of the tragedy Tuesday afternoon
Pictured: The aftermath of the horror accident in Leeds which killed two people
One included a poignant note that read: “Yesterday heaven won two angels. Two beautiful souls so tragically struck. May you both fly free in inner love.
Another message read: “Dearest family. I am very sorry for you. Love and prayers are with you.’
Candles and teddy bears were also left off the street. One stuffed animal had a note on its chest that read: “Thinking of the whole family at this sad time. Such a tragic accident. Fly up.’
Friends paid tribute to the young mother and daughter, and one wrote on Facebook: “Very heartbreaking. The little girl goes to my daughter’s school and sometimes to the breakfast club. she [her daughter] was so sad about it.’
Another wrote: “Condolences to the families of the mother and her daughter. REST IN PEACE.’
The emergency services arrived at the scene of the accident on Monday morning during rush hour. An eyewitness said: “The entire front of the Audi is missing. the [woman] and child were pedestrians crossing the street.
Two people, a woman and a child, were found injured at the scene. Both were pronounced dead a short time later
A police tent outside the Vertu Jaguar Leeds dealership in Scott Hall Road, Leeds
“He made his way and 200 meters down the road met the two people on the sidewalk.”
The driver of the Audi was taken to hospital and is being treated for injuries that are described as serious but not life-threatening.
Vertu Leeds Jaguar Land Rover said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this terrible incident.”
Detective Inspector Paul Conroy, of the Large Collision Investigation Team, said: “This is an absolutely tragic incident and we are working to support the family of the woman and child involved.
“We have already spoken to a number of witnesses but would like to speak to anyone else who witnessed the collision itself or the events leading up to it.
“We would also ask anyone who was in the area at the time of this collision to check their dashcam footage.”
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11644759/PICTURED-Girl-mother-27-died-hit-Audi-walked-nursery.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 PICTURE: Girl and her mother, 27, who died after being ‘hit by an Audi while walking to kindergarten’