A man escaped serious injury in the latest crash at Huddersfield’s worst accident blackspot
He was the driver of a car which collided with a recovery truck in Liley Lane, Near Grange Moor, late on Saturday night.
The car was badly damaged but the driver was able to walk away from the crash.
Kirklees Council work crews carried out a “deep clean” on a stretch of the country road last week for the road surface to be thoroughly washed.
Part of the road has seen a spate of crashes since November with mud on the road being put forward as one of the possible causes.
There are two quarries – Temple Quarry and Laneside Quarry – at either end of the road. Both are understood to have wheel washing facilities on site.
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The narrow and winding lane also has several farms and access to fields.
The Examiner has reported how there has been a spate of crashes on the narrow, exposed and winding country lane this winter.
Now council chiefs have stepped in to investigate and have posted ‘slippery road’ warnings and extra signs on the bends in a bid to cut the accident toll.
A council spokesman said the road was resurfaced in August 2014 and the surface friction was checked again last year with no faults found.
But local resident Gill Briggs, who saw the aftermath of Saturday night’s crash, is convinced there is a problem.
She said: “We have lived here for more than 40 years and up to this winter, we had just a couple of crashes where they have hit our wall or fence.
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“Now we have had four where they have crashed through into our gardens since the resurfacing was done. On Saturday, the car managed to stay on the road but it was a real mess.
“There is obviously a big problem with the road.
“You can imagine one or two drivers driving too fast or without taking proper care, but there have been far too many accidents. Something has to be done.
“People like to walk along the road when the weather is good so something needs to be sorted out”.