A TOP councillor is looking for answers after a fatal car crash.
Nasar Ahmed, 35, died after his black VW Bora hit a gatepost leading to an Edgerton mansion, sending the car careering through a wall.
The tragedy happened on Halifax Road at 10pm on New Year's Day.
Now the leader of the Labour group on Kirklees Council, Clr Mehboob Khan, wants action.
He has asked highways officer Chris Platts to examine the situation.
Clr Khan said: "Near the site of the crash the carriageway has been significantly narrowed and a traffic island installed.
"This is dangerous, because there is no early warning for drivers that the carriageway has been narrowed. The bollards are inadequately illuminated and the street lighting is poor."
Clr Khan wants the issue addressed urgently.
He asked Mr Platts: "Please can you explain why the road has been narrowed and let me know when the highways service will respond to my suggestion for early warning signs to alert motorists that the road will narrow."
Mr Platts said: "We will be doing our normal engineering assessment of the crash location, taking all circumstances into account."
He said the highways service could not comment on the crash until after the inquest into Mr Ahmed's death.
Mr Platts added: "Frustrating though it may be for all of us, we must await the coroner's verdict to establish with certainty what, if any, part the road layout played in the incident."
But he did assure Clr Khan that extra signs had been put up around the crash site as a precaution.
Meanwhile, Bill Magee, who travels along the road at least four times a day, is also worried about safety.
He said: "Anyone following the white line markings along the centre of the road will suddenly find it leads them directly into the kerb of the central reservation."
Mr Magee is also worried about the positioning of a bus stop on Halifax Road near the brow of a hill.
He said: "Coming from Birchencliffe into town you can't see the small footpath that has just been constructed.
"I would certainly not want to be a pedestrian waiting for a bus at this point.
"Someone will be killed or seriously injured there, too."