Wakefield man arrested after passenger suffers serious injuries in Outwood road smash

A MAN suffered serious injuries after a car ploughed into a tree in Outwood.

And the 41-year-old driver, from Wakefield, was arrested in connection with the incident, which involved a Vauxhall Astra.

Police closed part of Leeds Road, at the Victoria corner, just before 4am on Saturday morning.

The injured 22-year-old passenger was taken to Pinderfields Hospital but police said his injuries were not life threatening.

Police reopened the road just before 7.30am.