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Police appeal after woman dies from M62 bridge fall

Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident where a woman died after falling from a bridge over the M62 at Gomersal.

It happened around 10.17am on Thursday March 19, when police were called to reports of a road traffic collision involving a female pedestrian on the M62 between junctions 26 and 27.

Police say the 63-year-old woman had in fact fallen from the Oxford Road bridge above the motorway and had not been in collision with any vehicles.

She suffered significant injuries and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary for treatment bur died later.

"It is believed there were a number of vehicles on the bridge at the time including a white van with blue writing, a 'smart' car and a white Mercedes Sprinter-sized panel van and the occupants of these vehicles may have witnessed this lady fall.

We are trying to establish the exact circumstances of this incident and we are appealing for those people to contact us. We would also like to hear from anyone else who witnessed the incident or the circumstances leading up to it."

– Det Insp Stef Wiseman, Kirklees CID

Driver critical in hospital after five car crash in Gomersal

A driver is critically injured in hospital after being thrown from a car during a five car crash in Gomersal in West Yorkshire.

It happened near the junction with Moor Lane around 2.10pm on Thursday October 9 when five cars were in collision. A 22-year-old man was thrown from one of the cars during the accident. He remains in a stable but critical condition at hospital.

Police said the injured man is believed to be the driver of a mini. Inquiries have revealed there was a second person in that car who left the scene. The mini had previously been reported as stolen.


Greetings from Gomersal

First tram in Gomersal

An exhibition has opened at Red House Museum showcasing memories of life in Gomersal in the last century. 'Greetings from Gomersal' features recorded interviews from the Kirklees Sound Archive with Gomersal residents talking about their memories of life in the village.