COUNCIL officers will look at safety concerns on a busy Huddersfield road in the wake of a serious incident.
They confirmed that highways engineers will study Bradley Road when they receive a police inquiry report following last month’s hit and run and will act if any safety work is needed.
Local residents and drivers have called for action after the hit-and-run – the latest in a series of incidents on the road linking Bradford Road and Leeds Road which is heavily used by traffic heading to and from the M62.
Police say inquiries are still ongoing after the December 30 incident, when a woman was mown down by a car.
She was hit by a Peugeot 206 hatchback on Bradley Road close to its junction with Tithe House Way and near Alandale Road.
The woman, 34, was released from hospital days after extensive treatment.
The car was discovered burned out on Aquamarine Drive in Fartown shortly after 8am on the same day as the incident.
Police are still hunting for the driver of the car – which has the registration number NX02 FSV.
Anyone with information should contact Regional Roads Policing Team or Kirklees CID on the non-emergency phone number 101.
One of those to express concerns about the road was local taxi driver Manjit Singh, who has been in contact with Kirklees Council.
Mr Singh told the Examiner: “There are a lot of elderly and young people who have to cross Bradley Road because the buses don’t go into the Bradley estate.
“There needs to be better crossings and the speed limit reduced.
“If a pelican crossing was put in it would allow people to cross safely.”
A Kirklees Council spokesman said: “This road is traffic calmed, and has been for some years, but it is visual.
“The work was added to recently, as part of the reconstruction of this road, and there are now refreshed traffic islands and extensive lining and signing to encourage drivers to travel at appropriate speed along this road, which has a 40mph speed limit for the majority of its length.
“We do not have any details of the recent collision as yet, but when the police have concluded their investigations, we will be able to assess whether there were any contributory factors involving the road that need further investigation.”