A WOMAN was badly hurt in a car crash and faces a long stay in hospital.
The 44-year-old was trapped in the wreckage of her rare Mini Cooper Sport after the head-on crash with a Vauxhall Astra on Woodhouse Lane, Emley, at 8.50am yesterday.
Paramedics tended her injuries and stabilised her condition before firefighters cut the car to pieces to gently lift her out.
The woman suffered two fractures to her neck and was taken to Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield, where she is expected to remain for several weeks.
She lives in Sandal, near Wakefield.
Pc Pete Doyle, of Huddersfield traffic police, said: "The car she was driving was among the final batch of 50 made several years ago.
"She had stored it for five years and it had only done 1,700 miles."
The Astra driver, a 31-year-old Kirkburton woman, was unhurt.