A WOMAN had to be cut from her car when she was trapped after a collision.
Her silver Toyota Corolla became wedged against the safety barriers at Chapel Hill, just off Huddersfield ring road, after a crash with a lorry shortly after 9.30am yesterday.
Traffic was snarled up on the ring road after police blocked the entrance to Chapel Hill so firefighters could carry out their rescue.
Numerous fire engines were dispatched to the scene.
But watch manager Andy Blackburn, from Huddersfield Fire Station, sent all but two away after assessing the situation and deciding his crew could deal with it.
As passers-by watched, the team, working from either side of the metal barrier, used heavy duty cutting gear to slice off the car’s roof.
Mr Blackburn said: “The car had been pushed up against the barriers and the passenger door had caved in from the force of the collision so we couldn’t get it open.
“The woman was suffering from neck injuries and was being spoken to by a nurse who was passing at the time and stopped to try to reassure her.
“We got the roof off and put her on a long-board so that we could lift her out.
“It was quite a delicate operation because of the way she was trapped.
“She was suffering from severe shock and was taken to hospital by ambulance to be assessed.”
The lorry was not badly damaged and no-one else was hurt.
Chapel Hill remained closed until late on Wednesday morning.