A YOUNG woman had a miraculous escape when her car careered off the road near Netherton.
The woman driver, said to be in her 20s, suffered severe leg injuries in the accident, which happened at 1.15am yesterday morning.
She had just left Netherton on Meltham Road when her car left the road on a bend.
It hit a lamp-post and split in half before breaking through a wooden barrier at the roadside.
The car flew 20ft through the air before landing 12ft down the roadside embankment.
Firefighters from Meltham, Slaithwaite and Huddersfield spent 90 minutes carrying out a difficult rescue.
Two ladders were placed on the embankment so that West Yorkshire Ambulance Service paramedics could get to the woman who was trapped in the car.
Firefighters took down equipment and cut away the side of the car - which was so badly damaged that they could not tell its make.
The woman was suffering from cuts to her face and body and had severe leg injuries.
Special rescue equipment was sent to the scene from Huddersfield fire station and its platform was lowered down to the crash scene.
The woman was placed on a stretcher on the platform and brought up to road level, where a waiting ambulance took her to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.
* Three people escaped serious injury after their car crashed at a Huddersfield accident blackspot.
The crash happened at 3.42am yesterday on Moor Hill Road at Salendine Nook.
The car - carrying two girls and a boy - left the road and smashed into a lamp-post near the sharp left hand bend outside Moor Hill Shopping Centre.
All three occupants escaped with slight injuries.
The accident echoed a fatal crash which took place in December.
On December 22, 35-year-old Outlane man Stephen Grimes was killed when a Vauxhall Vectra left the road and crashed into the lamp-post on the same spot.
* Fire crews cut the roof off a crashed car to free two seriously injured teenagers in a Ravensthorpe crash.
A total of four young people were in the vehicle which left Huddersfield Road at just after 9.50pm last night.
The female driver and three passengers, who were travelling towards Dewsbury, left the road and smashed into a railway bridge over the road which now carries the Greenway near Ravensthorpe Mills.
Two fire crews from Dewsbury and one from Ossett managed to get the roof off the car and administer first aid to all four passengers while the ambulance was en route.
The driver and the front seat passenger are believed to have sustained serious injuries.
All four were taken to Dewsbury District Hospital.
Police are now investigating the cause of the crash.