VIDEO: Doncaster Road closed after accident involving pedestrian

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Motorists are still facing long delays as Doncaster Road remains shut two hours after a woman was reportedly knocked down.

Police were called to Doncaster Road at 1.10pm this afternoon (Wednesday) after reports of a collision between a pedestrian, believed to be a female, and a vehicle.

Doncaster Road closed due to accident.

Doncaster Road closed due to accident.

A police spokesperson said the pedestrian was taken to Leeds General Infirmary.

Eyewitnesses close to the scene outside Howarth Timber Ltd said a woman had been knocked down while crossing the road.

Officers have closed the road in both directions between the Sugar Lane junction and Denmark Street junction.

Police are at the scene controlling and diverting traffic, which is backed up along Doncaster Road and Chantry Bridge.

Police diverting traffic on Doncaster Road.

Police diverting traffic on Doncaster Road.

Wakefield Central neighbourhood police team (NPT) tweeted: “Please note that officers are dealing with an incident on Doncaster Road, due to this the road is closed.

“The traffic is building up so please avoid the area if you can. The road will be re-opened as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience."

Doncaster Road closed due to accident.

Doncaster Road closed due to accident.

Traffic backed up on Doncaster Road by Chantry Bridge.

Traffic backed up on Doncaster Road by Chantry Bridge.