A MAN is in hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a car in Halifax.
The accident on Godley Lane at 5.30am today shut the road until nearly 10am and caused delays of up to two hours for morning commuters.
The 35-year-old man, from Mixenden in Halifax, suffered a broken leg, cheek bone and collar bone and a large gash to his head and is being treated in Bradford Royal Infirmary.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to call them on 101.
They said the road closure was unavoidable because of the severity of the accident. They had put a diversion in place, but a jack-knifed lorry on Jackson Hill Lane meant they had to take it down.
They could not divert traffic down Shibden Old Road because there were temporary traffic lights on there.
Courier reader Daniel Ingham said: “I was caught up in it on my way to work in Bradford. A normal 30-minute drive took me an hour and 15 minutes as I had to detour through Southowram and Brighouse into Bradford. That was just after 7am.”
Another reader, Graeme Thomas, said: “I arrived at my work at 9.10am, having set off from home in Huddersfield at 7.15am - a journey I make every day that should have taken approximately 55 minutes in total.” Rob Radstrom, who works at Nestle, said one of his colleagues was in a traffic jam for two hours.