Laneshaw Bridge car smash drama

FALLEN LIGHT: The damaged Vauxhall Zafira which was in collision with the street light after the crash.
FALLEN LIGHT: The damaged Vauxhall Zafira which was in collision with the street light after the crash.

TWO people were injured when two cars collided in Laneshaw Bridge. And one of the cars hit a lamp post, sending it flying into the front of a cottage, causing damage.

The accident happened on Friday evening in Keighley Road. A red Vauxhall Corsa was being parked and a passing silver Vauxhall Zafira was in collision with it.

PARKING CAR: The Vauxhall Corsa which was in the accident with a three-year-old suffering minor injuries.

PARKING CAR: The Vauxhall Corsa which was in the accident with a three-year-old suffering minor injuries.

The Corsa was driven by Lindsay Harmson, whose daughter Megan Wright, aged three, suffered a facial cut and bruised eye but did not need hospital treatment. Lindsay said: “I am glad my daughter wasn’t badly injured in the accident.”

The car which hit the street light was driven by a 34-year-old woman from Colne. She suffered back pain and a sore arm and was taken to Airedale Hospital by car for a check-up.

The lamp post hit the top of a cottage, damaging the front of the stone roof, before lying on the pavement. Fire crews, ambulances and police were called to the scene. The main road was closed from Cotton Tree Lane to the heart of Laneshaw Bridge one way for an hour, while traffic was slowed in the other direction.

HIT ROOF: The stone slates which were hit by the lamp post.

HIT ROOF: The stone slates which were hit by the lamp post.