A COUNCILLOR said she had been “working with Highways to seek some action” to improve safety on the road where a 69-year-old pedestrian died following a horror crash in Heckmondwike.

The incident happened at about 7.50pm on Wednesday in White Lee Road, when a grey Seat Leon was in collision with a female as she crossed the road.

The woman was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene.

A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is currently in custody.

Floral tributes were left by the road yesterday, with one message reading: “Our condolences from all at Fairfield School.”

The road has playing fields and a school to one side and houses on the other.

The air ambulance was in attendance at the accident which led to the road being closed. On the night, residents took to social media to highlight that emergency services were at the scene.

One resident said they understood the pedestrian had suffered serious head injuries.

A large police cordon was in place at the scene and a number of police accident investigators were present.

One onlooker who was at the scene yesterday said: “There was still a piece of police tape attached to the lamp post that’s tied to the front of someone’s house, still fluttering in the wind.

“The road had amber markings indicating various positions, so a bit of a bleak scene.”

Heckmondwike Cllr Viv Kendrick claims her, and fellow ward councillors have been working on trying to stop dangerous driving in her ward, and admits that it needs to be sorted as quick as possible.

She said: “Sadly (the death of the woman), has occurred before this has been resolved.

“We have had road traffic collisions on there for all sorts of different reasons over the years.

"It is quite a wide, straight road. We will be waiting to hear from the police.

"It is absolutely terrible; we are horrified and shocked. It is vitally important that as much information about the incident is found.”

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or who has information or footage that may assist the investigation, is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team on 101, or via the West Yorkshire Police website. The log reference is 1705 of 21 July.