Crash victim fighting for her life

CRASH: A Dewsbury woman is fighting for her life after her car collided with a lorry.
CRASH: A Dewsbury woman is fighting for her life after her car collided with a lorry.

A DEWSBURY woman is fighting for her life after an horrific crash in which her car and a lorry collided.

The accident happened near Dewsbury and District Hospital, at a crossroads with temporary traffic lights. Both vehicles were coming from different directions.

The woman’s injuries were so serious that she had to be airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary.

The 51-year-old woman was driving across Halifax Road from Staincliffe Hall Road when her Ford Mondeo collided with the lorry, which was travelling along Halifax Road from Heckmondwike, at 4.30pm on Monday.

The force of the collision meant the lorry shunted the car about 15 metres along the road.

Fire crews had to cut the Mondeo driver from her car. Watch manager Peter May said: “It was a very difficult extraction and we were there until about 5.30pm.”

Northern Gas Networks has been working in Halifax Road since last week. Temporary traffic lights supplied by Streetwise UK control all four roads on the junction and only allow one road to be open at a time.

People working near the scene told the Reporter there had been several minor accidents since the roadworks started.

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