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Driver unhurt as car hits wall on Bog Green Lane in Colnebridge

Icy conditions thought to be be cause of crash

A driver is believed to have skidded on ice and crashed over a wall on a country lane early today.

The Suzuki Swift was left facing downhill and straddled over a dry stone wall in Bog Green Lane, Colnebridge.

The driver is thought to have escaped unhurt and left the car with its hazard warning lights flashing.

Later passing drivers, fearing someone may be injured, pulled over to find the car empty.

A Suzuki Swift was left straddled over a dry stone wall in Bog Green Lane, Colnebridge.

Several drivers reported the stricken car to police.

The smash happened just down from the junction with Paul Lane.

Water appeared to be bubbling up through cracks in the road surface near Paul Lane and was gushing down the road.

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The water had partially frozen and there was slushy ice in the gutter close to the accident scene.

Kirklees Council had gritted the priority routes across the area, including Bog Green Lane, because of the freezing conditions overnight.

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Bog Green Lane links into the accident blackspot B6118 Bellstring Lane/Liley Lane between Grange Moor and Kirkheaton.

Over the winter there have been a series of accidents with cars and other vehicles crashing off the road, often in wet weather.

The council installed ‘slippery road’ warning signs and temporary traffic lights on two bends while investigations got underway.

The latest accident is just down from where motorcyclist Aaron Vowles died after a collision with a Rover 45 car in November.

A Suzuki Swift was left straddled over a dry stone wall in Bog Green Lane, Colnebridge.

Mr Vowles, of Brighouse, was a refuse collector for Kirklees Council.

Last month the road where the latest accident happened was closed by the council as part of a large-scale “deep clean” of the B6118 between Grange Moor and Colnebridge after concerns over mud on the road from two quarries and farmers’ fields.


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