A DRIVER was killed when his car hit a bus head-on.
The accident happened on a sharp bend on the A616 Woodhead Road at Lockwood at about 8.25pm yesterday.
The 35-year-old-man, from Holmfirth, was pronounced dead at the scene after his Vauxhall Frontera hit the single-decker Yorkshire Traction bus heading towards Huddersfield.
A 44-year-old woman in the Frontera suffered suspected head injuries. She was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, where her condition today was described as stable.
Neither she nor the man have yet been named.
The bus driver suffered from shock but was otherwise unhurt. No passengers were injured.
Fire crews from Huddersfield, Holmfirth and Cleckheaton went to the scene, along with a major rescue unit.
Teams cut the roof from the Frontera to free the woman passenger.
Station Officer Alvin Crisp, from Huddersfield, said it was an "extremely nasty" collision.
"You wouldn't have recognised the car as a Frontera," he added.
Part of the side of the vehicle had been torn away and the roof was completely crushed.
The road was shut until 1am today while police accident investigators examined the scene.
They carried out more checks this morning.
Anyone who saw the incident or who has any information should phone Pc Linda Buckley at the Huddersfield police road traffic department on 01484 436847.