A young man badly hurt in a crash in Kirkburton is “critical” in hospital.

The 21-year-old was flown to Leeds General Infirmary with serious multiple injuries after the crash on Wednesday afternoon in Penistone Road.

Now police are making a further appeal for witnesses.

The road was blocked for four hours after the crash.

Police are appealing for people to come forward with information after the collision which left one driver with what they described as serious, life threatening injuries.

Video thumbnail, Driver airlifted to hospital after Penistone Road crash (scene vid, no helicopter)
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The collision happened shortly after 1pm on the A629 Penistone Road and involved a white Fiat Ducato and a blue Renault Clio.

The young man driving the Clio suffered serious injuries and was taken by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary, where he is described as being in a critical condition.

The driver of the Ducato suffered minor injuries.

Sgt Steven Suggitt, of the Western Area Safer Roads and Neighbourhood Support Team, said: “As part of our enquiries into this incident, we are keen to speak to anyone who either witnessed the collision or the manner of driving of either vehicle immediately prior to it.

“Anyone with information is please asked to call the Western Area Safer Roads and Neighbourhood Support Team via 101, quoting log 611 of February 17.”

Fire crews and paramedics helped the stricken driver after the crash and he was freed after 20 minutes.

Drivers were diverted through the centre of Kirkburton while the road was closed.