Two more vehicles have come to grief on a notorious accident blackspot near Huddersfield.
A silver car and a Ford Transit van ended up in a field in separate incidents in Highgate Lane in Upper Hopton, close to where there has been a series of crashes in recent months.
The car left the road and ended up on the edge of a field on Friday morning. It is not thought anyone was hurt.
Then later in the day, about a quarter of a mile away, the van ended up on its side near a sharp bend.There have been a number of road improvement schemes in the area following a spate of crashes on the B6118 Bellstring Lane/Liley Lane between Kirkheaton and Grange Moor which forced Kirklees Council to act.
‘High friction surfacing’ has been installed on some of the bends along with double white lines and new reflective studs.
Local resident Simon Moyser, who led a five-month campaign for improvements, welcomed the council’s action and said the works have made things better.
But there are still problems in the area, especially when it is wet and mud on the roads, which had often been dragged from quarries, becomes slippery.
Mr Moyser said: “Quite a few safety measures have been implemented recently.
“The council has done some work and that has helped. But I have heard of two or three minor incidents further along Highgate Lane and down towards Heaton Moor Road in recent times.”
It is understood bosses at both Laneside and Temple quarries have been warned by the council over mud being brought out onto the road, which was closed in February for a “deep clean.”