Two injured in 'freak accident' at Wakefield Car Show

TWO people were taken to hospital after a "freak accident"  involving two classic cars during  a show in Wakefield city centre today.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 30th April 2017, 5:41 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 8:19 pm
Photo: Wakefield Central NPT
Photo: Wakefield Central NPT

Police and paramedics were called to Westmorland Street this afternoon (Sun April 30) after the incident at the Wakefield Car Show.

Wakefield Central Neighbourhood Policing Team tweeted: "In a freak accident, it appears that one classic car lurched forward at speed, pushing another car backwards into members of the public.

"Two people were taken to hospital, but thankfully there appears to be no serious injuries."

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Photo: Wakefield Central NPT

Around 400 cars and 150 classic motorcycles were due to be be on display at the Wakefield Car Show .

The organisers, who previously staged Silcoates Classic and American Car Show, said thousands of people were expected at today's event in Wakefield city centre.

Photo: Wakefield Central NPT