A MOTORIST died today in a crash at Grange Moor.
He was the driver of a car which collided head-on with a lorry on Wakefield Road - the second crash on that stretch of road this morning.
The fatal accident, which happened at 7.40am, came on the 400-yard stretch of road from the Grange Moor roundabout to the junction with Paul Lane.
Police shut the road for several hours as they investigated the tragedy.
Fire crews and West Yorkshire ambulance paramedics were called to the scene.
The lorry driver is thought to have suffered from shock.
His vehicle was fully laden and was fitted with an hydraulic crane.
There were five police cars at the scene and traffic officers diverted other drivers along Paul Lane, Barnsley Road and Liley Lane.
Police had dealt with an earlier accident almost at the same spot.
It happened at 6.05am on the same stretch of road.
It involved an MG car driven by a 25-year-old Almondbury man.
He is thought to have lost control of his car on loose chippings on the road while overtaking a lorry.
His car crashed into a wall but the driver escaped unhurt.
Local councillor Mark Hemingway has demanded immediate action to make the road safer.
Last week he highlighted safety concerns at the junction of Wakefield Road and Paul Lane after a crash involving a bus and a car.
Today he demanded a cut in the speed limit.
He said: "The road has just been resurfaced and the speed limit needs to be cut not least because of the loose chippings."