A man who had to abandon his car on a bleak Huddersfield moor returned to find it overturned.

The Examiner published a photo of the overturned blue Toyota Yaris hatchback after it was spotted by Newsome reader Paul Burke on the moors at West Nab last Friday afternoon.

But the driver, 32-year-old Mohsin Rasul from Huddersfield, has now contacted us to say he left the car on its wheels after skidding off the road and it’s a mystery how it ended up on its roof. One theory is that it was blown over by powerful winds.

Mohsin Rasul
 

Mohsin revealed he slid off the road at around 6.30pm last Wednesday.

He said: “As I turned for the bend on Wessenden Road the car just went in a straight line and slid about 5 metres into the marshland. It was upright when I left it.

The conditions were blizzard like that night and the road itself was cake white and glistening with crystals beaming back from the headlights. I knew I was driving upon ice and had made a grave mistake taking this route.

“Luckily I was being followed by another driver who kindly gave me a lift into Meltham from where I caught a bus back into town.

“Once home, I reported the incident to police to advise them the car hadn’t been abandoned and that I was arranging recovery with my insurance company. I decided that I’d wait until the weather conditions improved before commencing the recovery. “

He returned to the car on Saturday to discover it was not how he left it.

Mohsin Rasul's damaged Toyota
 

“To my horror the car was completely upside down,” said Mohsin. “A local concerned resident had informed me winds can reach up to 70mph to 90mph so it’s no surprising it was downside up.

The vehicle was turned upright on Sunday and recovered early morning Monday. Due to the extent of the damage the car has been scrapped.

“Firstly I’d like to apologise to the local residents for the unsightly feature. Secondly I’d like to thank the local residents and passersby for their concern and well wishes.

My advice to anyone looking to travel out in poor conditions over the moors – don’t. Just stay put until the weather improves or if travel is necessary stick to main roads.”