A FARM owner in Darton is calling for a 'fatal road' outside his home to be made safer because of the number of accidents there has been over the years.

Robert Thompson, 56, has lived on Huddersfield Road for more than two decades.

He said there's been about 25 accidents, several serious, on the road in the last year alone, which runs between Darton and the M1 junction at Haigh.

He believes the reason for the high accident rate is because the road's layout makes it easier for cars to travel fast.

His call for action comes two weeks after a 24-year-old man had to be transported to hospital by air ambulance with broken legs and a fractured pelvis after his car hit a stone wall and gate post outside Robert's home.

"For me the road is wrong, the markings are wrong and no-one is doing anything about it," he said.

"It's not rocket science. It needs some road calming measures putting on it somewhere - some proper signage and something to slow people down."

When asked about the road, Barnsley Council said that there's no more funding available to carry out additional works.