A RESIDENT living the scene of the fatal accident on Harrogate Road, Apperley Bridge, had told of hearing an explosion this morning.

Colleen O’Hara, of Waters Walk, a block of flats off Harrogate Road, said she and her partner heard the crash in which a female driver died.

She said she had just woken up when the incident happened.

She said: “Me and my partner heard the crash.

“It was just like an explosion. We didn’t know what to think at first.

“There were about eight police cars and a helicopter circling really quickly.

“I was only just awake when it happened, I didn’t know what to think at first.

“It’s horrendous, it’s heartbreaking.

“It’s known for it, bad crashes, this road.

“I do think it’s really scary crossing this road (Harrogate Road) as a pedestrian. Especially the crossroads at Greengates memorial.”