A SHRINE of flowers grew today at the site of a triple- death crash.
Three Huddersfield men died and two others were hurt in the horror crash on the A62 at Scouthead, near Oldham.
And today a local resident said he expected more floral tributes would be added in the months and years to come, because the road is an accident blackspot.
Ken Bennett called for an immediate inquiry after last Friday's accident.
He says Oldham Council paid `lip service' to the perils posed on the road after he had complained to officials repeatedly over the last four years.
Paul McKenzie, 22, from Marsh, Ross Neill, 25, of Slaithwaite, and Carl Rawlinson, 25, from Huddersfield, all died in the accident, in which a Peugeot car collided with a bus.
A 25-year-old man from Marsden and a Slaithwaite man aged 21 were critically injured.
The three dead men all played amateur football in Huddersfield.
Paul and Ross played for Marsden while Carl played for Hade Edge, but had played for Marsden.
Both clubs called off their weekend fixtures as a mark of respect.
Marsden club secretary Dymphna Townend said everyone connected with the Fall Lane club was very upset.
She added: "Paul and Ross played for the second team. They were all good mates together.
"Everybody in the club is just devastated."
Mrs Townend said people were finding it difficult to come to terms with the tragedy.
She added: "It is just terrible. No-one has been near the clubhouse.
"We just want to send our condolences to the families involved."
The Hade Edge club's secretary, Edward Dalton, said: "The mood is still one of disbelief. Everyone is in shock. Carl's team-mates are very upset. It was just so unexpected.
"Our thoughts go to his family and the family of everyone involved."
Mr Bennett sent protest letters to Oldham Council and the Greater Manchester Police traffic division today, urging an immediate review of the road - described by the AA as one of the worse 20 roads in Britain.
The accidents have been centred between the junction of Oldham Road and Platting Road at the Star Inn, at Scouthead and Delph cross roads. The A62 travels through sharp bends and steep inclines and is exposed to driving snow and high winds.
Mr Bennett said today:
"There are no warnings of hazardous conditions.
The authorities must introduce drastic new measures so road users and residents can feel safe."
He wants a 30-40 mph speed limit and traffic cameras installed and other measures evaluated.