AN elderly man was badly hurt in a road crash at Heckmondwike.
The 78-year-old man was trapped in the wreckage of his Rover car after it was in a head-on crash with a van on Leeds Road at 2pm yesterday.
He suffered serious head and leg injuries.
Firefighters from Batley and Morley were called to the scene.
A fire service spokesman said: "The front of his car was badly crushed and his legs were trapped.
"We had to cut the roof off to free him and lift him on to a spineboard."
The 24-year-old van driver had minor injuries and was discharged after hospital treatment.
The elderly man was taken to Dewsbury District Hospital and was said to be in a "stable" condition today.
Dewsbury police have appealed for witnesses to the accident and anyone who can help should contact them on 01924 421047.