A YOUNG MAN is critically ill in hospital after a crash drama on a moorland road.
The 19-year-old, from Cowlersley, was the back seat passenger in a red Ford Fiesta which rolled over about six times after careering off the road.
The accident happened on a bend just above the final house on Wessenden Head Road in Meltham at 2.20am yesterday.
The car had crashed through a wall and ended up back on its wheels on the moor.
The badly hurt man is in the intensive care unit at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary after having surgery.
Three other young men in the car were lucky to suffer minor injuries.
They are the 18-year-old driver, from Taylor Hill, another 19-year-old from Cowlersley and a young man from the Wilshaw area of Meltham.
The four are thought to have been to an 18th birthday party in Wilshaw shortly before the crash.
No other vehicle was involved in the accident.
The road was closed while police accident investigation experts worked at the scene.
A police spokesman said: “We would like to speak to anyone who saw the Fiesta in the Meltham area early yesterday morning or witnessed the incident.’’
Contact Pc Adrian Whitehead on 01484 436847.