A man has been taken to hospital after a nasty crash near Highburton.

The 56-year-old driver of a horse box was initially arrested on suspicion of drink driving, following the collision on the A629 Penistone Road this morning.

Police have now revealed the man was de-arrested after passing a breath test at hospital.

The busy route was closed all morning after the horse box and a BMW car collided close to the junction of Woodsome Road at 8.50am.

Police said the two horses in the vehicle are thought to be okay.

The condition of the BMW driver is not known.

Road accident on the A629 Penistone Road at the junction of Woodsome Road. Police closed the A629 between Rowley Lane, Lepton and the Reliance Engineering works to deal with the accident.

Meanwhile a separate accident on Wakefield Road at Lepton has caused more traffic chaos in the area.

A lamppost has been knocked down after a silver Citroen car left the road near to the junction with Lydgate.
 

Road accident on the Wakefield Road, Lepton. a Citroen C2 which was involved in an accident at the junction with Lydgate, Lepton.

The car's airbags activated as it collided with a bollard and clipped another vehicle, close to the new BP filling station.

The driver is said to be "shaken" but not injured.

Wakefield Road was closed briefly to clear the wreckage but is now re-opened.

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