Teens hurt in crash
Aug 5 2008 by Andrew Hirst, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
Teens hurt in crash
TWO teenagers were badly hurt in a spectacular crash at Birkby.
A gold-coloured Toyota Yaris car was coming down steep Blacker Road when the driver apparently lost control just after the Spinks Nest pub and clipped a parked car just outside Blacker Road Garage.
This sent the car through a giant hoarding at the former Hopkinsons site which is now being turned into a housing project.
Sgt Paul Denton from Huddersfield traffic police said: “The car went straight through the hoarding, hit a dirt bank which flipped the car and catapulted it out back out on to Blacker Road.’’
A lamp-post and an electricity box were both destroyed in the impact.
When Huddersfield firefighters arrived they found the car on its side and the first paramedic had just arrived at the scene.
Passersby had dragged two people from the car – one a teenage girl who had suffered back injuries. She was lying on a wall in agony. Another girl was classed as walking wounded and was wandering around in shock.
A man who was in the middle of the back seat had suffered serious had injuries and he was unconscious on the pavement.
The driver and the front seat passenger had fled from the scene.
The driver was arrested a short time later and both he and the front seat passenger had treatment at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.
Of the five people in the car three remained in HRI today. None of their lives are in danger.
Crew Manager Mark Hurd from Huddersfield fire station said: “No-one was trapped so we immediately set about helping the paramedic by giving first aid at the scene. Three ambulances then arrived and the crews took over.
“It was an amazing incident. The car had ended up outside Birkby Infant and Nursery School.’’
The five people in the car live in Paddock, Golcar and Birkby – and the car is thought to have been seen in the Paddock area in the minutes before the crash.
Sgt Denton added: “We would like to speak to anyone who saw this car in the Paddock or Birkby areas last night to contact as a matter of urgency.
“Clearly we also need to speak to anyone who saw the Toyota on Blacker Road or the collision.
“This had the potential to be a very serious incident and it is sheer good fortune we are not dealing with fatalities.’’
Contact Pc Phil Shaw on 01484 436847.