A MAN died following a serious collision in Athersley.

Last Thursday at 10am, emergency services responded to reports of a crash on Wakefield Road involving a black Ford C-Max.

When officers arrived, they found an 87-year-old man in cardiac arrest - he was pronounced dead at the scene.

His passenger, an 87-year-old woman, suffered serious injuries and remains in hospital in a ‘serious condition’.

A police spokesperson said: “Officers are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision, or has dashcam footage.

“If you can help please send footage quoting incident number 247 of October 13, or call 101.”