A CYCLIST who suffered horrific facial injuries was given vital first aid by a passing motorist.
Adrian Daniels, 22, of Meltham, is in intensive care, in a serious but stable condition, after the crash.
The incident happened at 8.13 am on Tuesday on Meltham Road, at the junction with Moor Lane, Netherton.
Passing motorist Robert England, 43, was driving to visit his son in Meltham when he saw the crash.
He said: "The cyclist was coming down toward Huddersfield and had two lights on his bike.
"The 4x4 turned up the hill, in front of him, and he collided with the rear of the vehicle.
"I was with my daughter, Bethany, at the time and we pulled over and ran over to him.
"As we approached, I could see from his injuries that he needed an ambulance so told my daughter to ring it and also to get a sheet out the van.
"The cyclist was trying to get up but his face was seriously injured and pouring with blood.
"I crouched beside him while Bethany held his hand and tried to stem the flow. We were talking to him and he told me his name. When I got the sheet I placed it on his face.
"I could also see he had a broken arm and his legs were trapped under his bike.
"His helmet had split in two and was hanging round his neck.
"So we took that off and another motorist helped me carefully log roll him to get his backpack off to make him more comfortable.
"A nurse came out of a nearby surgery and I said I needed something sterile to stem the flow as the sheet was soaked in blood.
"She brought it and a doctor also came out.
"I stayed with him holding his hand until the paramedics put him in the ambulance."
Robert, who lives in Almondbury, qualified as a first aider four years ago and said he has kept in touch with Adrian’s family.
He added: "I have been told he has gone to Leeds General Infirmary and that it was touch-and-go as he lost so much blood."
West Yorkshire police sealed off the road at the scene which caused severe traffic delays following the crash which happened at 8.13am on Tuesday.
Anyone with information can contact Pc Stuart Bourne on 0845 6060606.