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Man suffers 'life-threatening' injuries after being hit by lorry on A642 in Lepton

The collision happened on the A642 Wakefield Road in Lepton, heading towards Huddersfield. Picture: Google
The collision happened on the A642 Wakefield Road in Lepton, heading towards Huddersfield. Picture: Google

A man suffered 'life-threatening' injuries after being hit by a lorry in a Huddersfield suburb during the early hours of this morning.

West Yorkshire Police were called just after 2.30am to a report of a collision on the A642 Wakefield Road in Lepton.

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A spokesman said a man had been hit by a lorry on the A642 in Lepton, heading towards Huddersfield.

"The male suffered life-threatening injuries," he said.

The road remains closed while investigation work is carried out at the scene.

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The spokesman said: "This closure is expected to remain in place until later this morning.

"As a result drivers are urged to find other routes while this necessary investigation work is carried out."