A MAN was badly hurt today in a car crash at Shelley.
He was trapped in his car as the vehicle hit a wall and rolled on to its roof in the village centre.
Rescuers battled to free the driver, who may have been taken ill seconds before the accident.
Police sealed off the main Huddersfield Road through the village for more than two hours after the accident.
The man was taken to Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield, by paramedics.
Fire crews from Skelmanthorpe, Holmfirth and Huddersfield were called to the crash scene shortly after 7.30am.
Skelmanthorpe sub officer Richard Meakin said: "When we got there the Vauxhall Vectra was on its roof and badly damaged, with the driver still trapped inside the car.
"Because of the damage we could not get the doors open so we used cutting gear to remove one of the doors and got the man out.
"It is thought he may have been taken ill before the crash but he was injured in the accident."
Sgt Alan Kaye said the driver, a local man in his 50s, lost control of the car. It hit a garden wall and flipped over.
He appealed for witnesses to contact police on 01484 436847.
* A police car heading for the accident was involved in a crash at Farnley Tyas.
The officers in the car escaped injury as did the driver of another car involved in the collision in Woodsome Road.