A POLITICIAN covering the area where a Keighley man lost his life in a horror car crash feels Bradford Council need to reduce the danger of the road.

Kyle Goater, 25, was involved in the serious collision between three cars – a black MG ZS, a black BMW saloon and an orange Volkswagen Transporter – at Moor Road, Burley-in-Wharfedale, on Tuesday afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the road, between Ilkley and Menston, at around 4.40pm and the driver of the MG passed away a short time later.

MP Philip Davies says the road, which Kyle only used due to his usual route being blocked, does not have a good record or reputation for safety and wants the council to take action.

He said: “I was very sad to learn of the death of such a young person in this accident, and my heart goes out to his friends and family who must be in shock.

"Obviously I wouldn’t want to speculate as to the cause of the accident, and I am sure the police will be very thorough in investigating the cause of the accident.

“However, this road has been something of an accident blackspot over many years and I would certainly encourage Bradford Council – after liaising with the police – to see if any measures would be possible or appropriate to try to reduce the danger on this road”

Wharfedale Ward Cllr Gerry Barker insists measures have already been put in place to make part of the road safer and, if it wasn't for the delay caused by the pandemic, more would have already been done.

An application to get more speed bumps introduced and bring the speed limit down from 50 to 30mph is due to be heard next week (Wednesday) at a Shipley area committee meeting.

Mr Barker: "It is with great sadness that I hear the news of the fatal accident. My heart goes out to his family and friends. We hope by getting this application passed next week that it will save future heartache.

"We and the Bradford MDC Highways Department have been liaising for the last few years about resolving some of the issues on that road.

"Further down, around Burley Woodhead, we have introduced speed bumps which have reduced accidents.

"We are hoping to get approval to go ahead and reduce the speed limit on the road and establish bumps to slow traffic down.

"Unfortunately, this should have happened 12-18 months ago but with Covid everything grounded to a halt."

Another councillor of the ward, Dale Smith, also wanted to send his condolences to the family of Kyle Goater.

He said: "I am truly sad to learn of this fatality and offer sincere condolence to the family.

"I appeal to anyone with any information of events before or at the time of the crash to make contact with the police as soon as possible."

Anyone who witnessed the collision, has any dashcam footage or further information, is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team via 101, quoting log number 1349 of 20 July.