A MAN had to be cut out of his car after it was involved in a collision.
The man's car was hit by a 18tonne waggon which had failed to stop at give way lines at the junction of Oakes Road and Wellington Street in Oakes at 3.05pm yesterday.
While his wife was able to get out of the car, firefighters had to cut the roof off the Vauxhall Vectra to allow paramedics to release him.
Watch Commander Aldene Woodward, of Huddersfield Fire Station, said: “There were concerns the man had spinal problems so the quickest thing for us to do was to cut the roof off the car.
“He was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary for treatment but his injuries are not life-threatening.
“His wife was able to get out of the car herself.
“The police are investigating what happened, for us it was patient-led and our priority was to get him out as quick as we could so he could get treatment.”
Emergency services were initially told that the car was involved in a collision with a HGV. Although no other vehicle was present at the scene, it had been moved before firefighters arrived.
Police sealed off the entrance to Oakes Road from New Hey Road to stop motorists getting stuck. It was re-opened more than an hour later.