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Police probe latest crash at Huddersfield accident blackspot

Car ends up in field off Liley Lane, Grange Moor

Police are investigating another crash on a notorious stretch of road in Huddersfield.

A car ended up in a field off Liley Lane, near Kirkheaton, early today.

It is thought the driver was unhurt.

Recovery crews were called to the scene to get the vehicle out of the field.

It is part of the stretch of road of Liley Lane and Bellstring Lane which has seen many incidents over the past few months.

Two more smashes last month on the blackspot country lane have left locals demanding answers.

Residents in and around the B6118 Bellstring Lane between Upper Hopton and Kirkheaton have been keeping a record of crashes – and there were two more at the end of January.

Down the years, the road is believed to have seen two fatalities but since there were three crashes in three days last November, the road has been blighted by accidents.

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The latest two saw a car leave the road and plough into a wall and a red Fiat came to grief further down on Liley Lane towards Grange Moor after what was believed to be a tyre blow out.

Watch the drive along Bellstring Lane below

No-one was thought to be seriously hurt.

People have come up with various theories for the accidents including excessive speed, the camber of the road and mud from quarries and farmland.

The car involved in the accident on Bellstring Lane/Liley Lane, Kirkheaton is recovered from the field beside the road.


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