A MOTORCYCLIST has been killed in a crash at a dangerous crossroads.
The Sheffield man in his 30s was declared dead at the scene when his powerful bike was in collision with a Vauxhall Frontera.
The crash was at Sheffield Road at its junction with Wood Royd Hill Lane and Bedding Edge Road at Victoria, near Hepworth, at 1.15pm yesterday.
The force of the impact spun the large four-wheel drive Frontera around and on to its side in Wood Royd Hill Lane.
The motorcyclist was flung from his black Triumph and landed in bushes next to the Victoria Inn.
The pub was closed at the time.
Frantic efforts to save the motorcyclist's life proved unsuccessful and he died at the scene.
He had suffered severe injuries to his head and body.
His name has not yet been released by police.
A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: "The man was riding his Triumph towards Sheffield at Sheffield Road when he was in collision with a silver Vauxhall Frontera travelling from Bedding Edge Road.
"We need to speak to anyone who saw what happened."
The Frontera driver - a 38-year-old woman from Kirkheaton - suffered shock and whiplash.
She was allowed home after treatment at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.
Mrs Margaret Bramall, who lives at Sheffield Road, said: "A woman rushed to help the motorcyclist and ended up covered in blood. There have been loads of accidents at this crossroads over the years."
The woman who tried to save the biker was left shocked by the trauma.
Police have appealed for anyone who saw the motorcycle before the tragedy or the accident itself to contact South Yorkshire Police's accident witness helpline on 0114 220 2970.