A DRIVER fled the scene after his vehicle hit a bollard then ploughed into pedestrian barriers on Huddersfield ring road.
The vehicle, a Honda Civic, veered into the pedestrian barriers at the junction of Southgate and Leeds Road at around 12.30am on Saturday.
Elland Watch commander Andy Marshall said: “The driver had a lucky escape although he had fled the badly damaged vehicle.
“The air bag had inflated and the high impact resulted in the car’s engine splitting in two.
“We made the vehicle safe to be recovered.”
No-one has been arrested and the vehicle is not believed to have been stolen.
In a separate incident around the same time fire crews from Huddersfield were called to a crash on Southgate at the junction with St Peter’s Road when a Ford Maverick collided with a taxi and flipped onto its roof.
The driver of the Ford, a man in his 50s, was helped out of the vehicle by fire crews and treated for cuts and bruises.
The taxi driver suffered whiplash and both casualties were taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.