A teenager was struck by a car, trapped underneath and dragged 100ft down the road in a horror accident in Huddersfield town centre.
The 17-year-old was hit by a Nissan Qashqai after he fell into the road just before midnight on Saturday.
Police said the driver didn’t realise he had struck the teenager and carried on going before a frantic passer-by flagged him down.
Shocked revellers in Westgate gathered as police shut part of the town centre.
The teenager was trapped under the car for at least 10 minutes before he was freed by firefighters.
He was conscious throughout the ordeal. It is believed he had been on a night out with his girlfriend.
Police, fire crews and paramedics rushed to the scene, close to Lloyds Bank.
The teenager escaped with a fractured pelvis and dislocated shoulder. He was taken to Leeds General Infirmary where his condition was said to be “stable.”
West Yorkshire Police spokesman Insp Carlton Young said: “A 17-year-old has been injured after he has fallen into the road and dragged underneath a vehicle.
“A witness had to stop the vehicle because the driver didn’t know he had run over him.”
A police community support officer was said to have seen what happened and alerted paramedics who were on the scene in minutes.
Crew Commander Daryl Hird, of Huddersfield Fire Station, told of what happened and said: “An 17-year-old man was struck by a vehicle and dragged 30 metres (100ft) and had become trapped underneath.
“He was being treated by paramedics as we arrived on the scene.
“We assisted in recovery of the casualty and used air bags to raise the car to allow the casualty to be released.
“The man was conscious and breathing. We had released the man after 10 minutes but paramedics assessed him and waited for his condition to be safe for him to be moved.
“He suffered a fractured pelvis and dislocated shoulder.”
Anyone who saw the accident should contact West Yorkshire Police on 101.
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