Four friends who were killed in a car crash on 2nd August had overtaken two police vehicles before hitting a tree, the inquest into the incident heard.
The car was being followed by officers after overtaking a marked and unmarked police car.
An inquest into the deaths of Murtza Chaudhry, 21, Arbaaz Husain, 21, Zeeshan Khalid and Tayyab Siddique, 22 has been opened and adjourned.
The coroner’s official Bernard Tate described “There was a marked police car followed by an unmarked police car.
“The two were following in tandem but only by coincidence, as they happened to be travelling on the same road at the same time.”
After overtaking the police cars, the BMW was pursued by the unmarked police vehicle. Mr Tate continues “Once the unmarked police car rounded the bend, it has seen that the car has hit a tree.”
“multiple injuries and “Road traffic collision have been sited as the official cause of death. It has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct. In a statement it said there was “no idication” that the unmarked West Yorkshire Police vehicle had made contact with the BMW in the run-up to collision.