TWO elderly people were seriously injured after a crash in Scissett.
The pensioners both received serious injuries when their Renault Clio was involved in a collision with a Land Rover.
Both were trapped inside the car and had to be cut out of the vehicle by firefighters.
The driver’s side of the Clio suffered the “major impact”, taking the full force of the Land Rover.
And both pensioners were rushed to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary where they remained last night receiving treatment for serious injuries. The incident happened at 4.10pm yesterday outside the Riverside Business Park on Wakefield Road, Scissett.
Watch Commander Richard Meakin, of Skelmanthorpe Fire Station, led the rescue teams who were called to the scene.
He said: “We had to cut the roof off the Clio to get the two occupants out of the car. The Clio was seriously damaged. It was a side impact crash and the driver’s side took most of the impact.
“It took us about 30 minutes to get both of them out and they were taken to hospital.”
The driver of the Land Rover was said to be shocked and shaken but did not need hospital treatment.
Police closed off the road to traffic while they investigated the incident.
It meant buses running through Scissett had to be diverted around Clayton West.
A spokeswoman for West Yorkshire Police last night said: “Both the driver and passenger in the Clio were elderly and received serious injuries.
“We closed the road off to allow emergency vehicles access.”