“She was very lucky to get out alive”.
The words are those of a Huddersfield mother as her daughter recovers in hospital after being cut free from the wreckage of her car after a crash which tragically claimed the life of a Huddersfield woman.
Her mother Mrs Sandrina Farnsworth said: “We know she is very lucky and our thoughts are with Laura’s family and all her friends.
“It was a tragedy and it could have been even worse”.
The crash happened on Woodhead Road minutes after an earlier crash at the same spot.
It is believed a trail of diesel fuel had been spilled on the road.
It is thought the spilled fuel could have contributed to the head-on crash between Laura’s Vauxhall Corsa and Natasha’s VW Polo.
Natasha was trapped in the wreckage for more than 25 minutes before being freed by fire crews called to the scene.
She suffered a broken arm, broken ribs and pelvis injuries and is recovering in Leeds General Infirmary after surgery on her arm.
Natasha, of Netherton, is the mother of four-year-old Harvey and was on her way home from work as a residential care worker when the crash happened.
Laura sadly died in the crash and Mrs Farnsworth revealed that she was a friend of another of her daughters, Savannah.
“She knew Laura and it made it all the worse for everyone.
“It is absolutely tragic and our thoughts are with Laura’s family.
“I have been told there was oil spilled from the earlier crash and it had not been cleaned up and that may have played a part.”
An inquest on Laura is expected to open within days.
Police are investigating the crash and have appealed for any witnesses.