Woman dies after being hit by car at ‘hellfire crossroads’

Police search for man
Police search for man

A woman has died after she was hit by a car in the early hours of Sunday morning along the A58 Whitehall Road, Wyke.

The incident happened at 01.12am near to the Wyke Lion public house, also known as the hellfire crossroads.

A Toyota IQ2 was travelling along Huddersfield Road in the direction of Bradford when it collided with the pedestrian.

As a result of the collision a 51-year-old local woman suffered serious injuries and died a short time later.

Sgt Matthew Tunney of the Major Collision and Enquiry Team, said: “I am appealing to anyone who witnessed this incident and in particular anyone who saw either the vehicle or the pedestrian, who was thought to be with another person at the time, immediately before the incident to get in contact.”

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call PC Fiona Hoodless on 101 quoting log 105 of Sunday April 24.