A BIRSTALL man has died and another is fighting for his life after being knocked over by a car in Wetherby on Saturday.
Adrian Scott, a former physiotherapist at Birstall Victoria ARLFC, received emergency treatment at the scene on York Road next to Wetherby Racecourse, but the 65-year-old was pronounced dead a short time later.
Lee Roberts, aged 52 and an open age coach at the club, was taken to hospital by air ambulance and remains in a critical condition.
The incident happened at 5.08pm when a silver Mercedes, travelling towards Wetherby town centre, collided with the two men who were part of a group walking along the road in the same direction.
The Mercedes driver, a 40-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving but was later released under investigation.
A road closure was put in place while the scene was examined and was reopened shortly before 10pm.
Mr Scott's family released a short statement following his death: "Adrian was a well-loved father, father-in-law, grandad, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend to all who knew him. He will be deeply missed by all.
"We would like to thank all those who were with him at the time, especially the emergency services and those who helped at the scene.
"Our thoughts and well wishes go out to Lee Roberts and his family at this tragic time."
Anyone who witnessed the collision or the circumstances leading up to it is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police Major Collision Enquiry Team via 101 quoting 13190563820.