RESIDENTS living near a Huddersfield accident blackspot are calling for action after another car crash.
People living on Bradford Road are seeing a succession of car accidents almost on their doorsteps because of speeding drivers travelling between Brighouse and Bradley Bar roundabout.
Residents said in the past 18 months, there have been at least five accidents, one of which was fatal.
Over the years, the garden walls of three houses have been knocked down and one particular lamp-post has been hit four times.
The latest in the string of accidents happened between 7.30pm and 7.45pm on Saturday night.
Peter Bell heard a crash outside and saw steam rising from a car which had hit the lamp-post.
Another car stopped to help the male driver and police arrived.
No-one was hurt.
The cause of the accident is not known.
Mr Bell said many of the other crashes were caused by excess speed when drivers approach Huddersfield.
He said: "They lose control at the bend and hit the lamp-post or wall.
"We met with Kirklees Council highway officers a year ago and asked for a speed camera.
"But they said no. They said they would make the stretch between Brighouse and the Huddersfield 40mph limit into a 50mph zone.
"They also said they would make the 40mph signs more prominent. Nothing has been done."
He said the council said the accidents did not warrant a speed camera.
He said: "They do not take into account damage only crashes where no-one is injured. But kids play in the gardens here. One of them could be killed."
Mr Bell's wife, Anna, added: "I can't remember the details or even how many crashes there are, because there are so many.
"If I hear a bang outside now, I just keep watching telly it happens so often."
John Stainthorpe, a retired police officer, said: "It is all down to one word - speed. It is only a matter of time before someone else is killed or injured."
"It is time Kirklees took positive action. There are some idiots on the road who don't care. The only way to stop it is with a camera."
A spokeswoman for Kirklees Council said there were no plans for speed cameras on Bradford Road because the Government's criteria had not been met.
The location of speed cameras is decided by the West Yorkshire Casualty Reduction Partnership, she said.
A 50mph sign for the stretch between Brighouse and the 40mph Huddersfield boundary would go up in the New Year.
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