Man taken to LGI by air ambulance was one of THREE injured in Brockholes crash – Huddersfield Examiner
Three people are confirmed to have been injured in the crash in New Mill Road, Brockholes, today.
A man was flown to Leeds General Infirmary by air ambulance, while two women were taken to LGI and HRI by ambulance.
West Yorkshire Police said: “Police fire and ambulance services were called to New Mill Road, Brockholes at about 8.40am this morning to reports of a multi vehicle collision.
” The incident involved four cars and a van which was stationary at the time.
” A man from a Skoda car was airlifted to Leeds General infirmary and two other female casualties were also taken to hospital for treatment by road.
“All three persons had serious but not life threatening injuries.”
Yorkshire Ambulance Service said three ambulances were sent to the crash.
New Mill Road was closed at around 9am and remained closed for several hours as police investigated.
A witness who works at a building supplies merchants near the scene said he was doing some offloading when he heard what sounded like an expensive car ‘going fast, about 70-80mph’.
He said: “It zipped past here then I heard a massive bang and looked down there and saw four cars crushed.”
He said he saw a black Skoda with an older man inside, who appeared to be trapped. He said there was a woman in a silver car in her 60s who wasn’t very responsive. The air ambulance landed on the bowling green but he didn’t know if it took anyone.
A woman in a red Kia which was involved in the crash got straight out.
He said people from the garage were coming over to see if the two injured people were still conscious.
He said he saw smoke coming out of one of the cars. He thinks a black Alfa Romeo which was also involved had been parked.
“It was so loud, I thought it was a wagon that had fallen over.”
Another man said he had seen footage of a black car coming from Honley ‘at a rate of knots’.
A witness at a nearby petrol station said he saw a car speed past at ‘80mph’ before the crash.
He said: “I said: ‘That car has gone past really fast.’”
His colleague added: “I thought: ‘What was that bang?’ I instantly thought it had crashed.”
The woman worker from the petrol station said she saw people trapped in their cars but that several people were surrounding the stricken vehicles trying to help.
She said she went into the road to redirect traffic away from the scene of the accident.