Call for action on danger South Yorkshire road

Wood Walk in Wombwell where there was a serious RTC and a non-working speed camera
Wood Walk in Wombwell where there was a serious RTC and a non-working speed camera
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A woman is seriously ill in hospital after crashing into a wall on a road where residents claim more needs to be done to stop speeding.

The 31-year-old was driving along Wood Walk, Wombwell, Barnsley, when her Citroen Saxo left the road and ploughed into a wall.

Paramedics raced her to hospital by ambulance, where she was in a serious condition yesterday.

A local resident who rushed to her aid said he found the motorist slumped unconscious in the front of the car.

The Good Samaritan, who heard the woman crashing her car, said motorists regularly speed along the road and claimed a safety camera there does not work.

The 41-year-old said: “I was putting my bins out when I heard the crash so I jumped in my car to see what had happened.

“I found the woman slumped out of her seat in the front of the car - she was unconscious and seemed in a bad way. I am first aid trained so I knew I shouldn’t move her. Three young lads had stopped at the scene and had already dialled 999 so I took over the call and spoke to the call handler until the ambulance arrived.

“I don’t know what happened with this crash but something needs to be done about the road. People regularly drive above the 40mph speed limit and the speed camera doesn’t seem to work because you never see it flash.”

South Yorkshire Safety Camera Partnership staff were unavailable to respond to the claims yesterday.

Last July a 71-year old woman died at the crossroads at the end of Wood Walk, at its junction with Hough Lane, Dovecliffe Road and Hemmingfield Road.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “A 31-year-old woman has been left with serious injuries following a single vehicle collision. A silver Citroen Saxo was in collision with a wall, causing the car to spin.”

n Witnesses, or anyone who saw the Citroen before it left the road, should call police on 101, quoting incident 984 of May 28.