A MAN has been killed and another injured after a crash on a road that has now claimed 12 lives.
The 34-year-old male passenger was killed after the driver of the car he was travelling in lost control of the vehicle.
His identity has not yet been revealed.
The driver, a 24-year-old man, was admitted to hospital but his injuries are not life-threatening.
The incident happened on Saturday at 9.35pm on Wakefield Road, about 500 metres away from the National Coal Mining Museum near Flockton. This latest tragedy is likely to raise concerns about safety along Wakefield Road.
Local councillors and MPs have already been calling for more action, following a spate of fatal crashes on the road.
Road traffic police are still investigating Saturday’s incident.
They say the vehicle had somehow left the road and mounted the kerb before it came to a stop.
But they say there is no evidence to suggest that speed was a contributory factor in the accident.
People have been leaving flowers at the scene of the crash to pay their respects to the dead man.
Both men were in a Nissan Micra car travelling from Huddersfield towards Wakefield.
Firefighters from Dewsbury and Ossett were called to the scene and had to cut a section of the car off and then help to clear the debris from the scene.
The latest fatality brings the total number of people killed on Wakefield Road in the past 16 years to 12.
Wakefield MP Mary Creagh has long been urging Kirklees and Wakefield Councils to work together with West Yorkshire Police to come up with a more safety measures along the 14-mile stretch from Huddersfield to Wakefield.
Earlier this year 20-year-old James Mulholland was killed on the same stretch of the road.
A 33-year-old was killed there last September.
The fatal crash also comes just days after a 41-year-old motorcyclist was killed on New Hey Road at Scammonden.
Leon Shirreff, of Shaw near Oldham, died after his Honda motorcycle collided with a lamp post.
Police said he was riding in tandem with another motorcyclist, heading back towards Oldham.
Relatives have since left flowers at the scene.
One card read: “For my brother. God Bless. A kinder man you could not meet. Love always Karen and Craig.”
Anyone with information about either crash is asked to call 01484 436 847.