PEOPLE have spoken of their shock following a very serious crash this afternoon.

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The major Broadway route in Horsforth was closed for a number of hours while police carried out investigations at the scene.

Extensive cordons were in place and there were major delays in and around the area.

The air ambulance landed at the scene and the Telegraph & Argus is waiting for further details from West Yorkshire Police as to the nature of the incident.

The road re-opened at around 6.35pm.

One resident said: "It‘s been absolute mayhem, there’s police everywhere and the traffic is unbelievable.

“It was the same yesterday in Calverley after the crash there.

“I’m quite familiar with the area and have lived and worked here for many years.

“The roads are very congested after what happened, but obviously the person’s condition is more important than all of that. 

“The chaos in Horsforth today is just unreal.

“I’m not sure what needs to be done to try and stop these accidents from happening.

"But I do think there needs to be another lane on Broadway. 

“It’s a very challenging drive, and there isn’t enough road for the number of cars in the area. Most households will have two or three cars each, and that’s a big problem.”

Another resident added: “We really hope the person is okay. It’s horrible for something like this to happen.

“The roads are becoming very dangerous and it’s scary, because it results in awful things like this happening.

“It’s awful for anyone to be in an accident, I speak for everyone when I say that I hope they pull through.”

A business owner who did not wish to be named added: “We’re really shocked. To see the amount of police and all the traffic after an accident is just really sad.

“My thoughts go out to the family and the person in the crash. It’s heartbreaking.

“I think there is an issue in the area with traffic and the amount of cars. Around here, it sometimes feels like you take your life in your hands when you get into your car.

“Again, my thoughts are with everyone affected and I’ll be praying that the person is okay.”

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