Motorcyclist floored as he hits animal waste in road

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A MOTORcyclist was thrown from his bike after it skidded on animal waste that fell from a lorry.

The spillage happened on the A647 Halifax Road, Queensbury, near the junction with Swalesmoor Road.

Police diverted traffic and closed part of the road to allow for the spillage to be cleared away.

Witness Tracy Ramsden, of Queensbury, said the motorcyclist was following the lorry and slid right through the spillage but fortunately wasn’t hurt.

“There was about 20ft spilled on the road. It was covered,” she said.

“People were holding their mouths and gagging.”

She said it was absolutely disgraceful that animal waste continued to be spilled on the area’s roads.

A Bradford Council spokesman said it was investigating the incident, which follows a similar one last month.

Then, children walking to school were left retching after a spill of animal waste near the junction of Fleet Lane and Brighouse and Denholme Road, Queensbury.

Following that The Leo Group, which runs a waste-transfer site at Swalesmoor, was in talks with Bradford Council after a vehicle from its fleet, Alba Transport, was involved.