A WOMAN had to be cut from her car after she was left trapped following a collision.
Her Toyota Yaris became wedged against the barriers on Chapel Hill, just off Huddersfield ring road, after a crash with a HGV shortly after 9.30am on Wednesday.
Traffic was snarled up on the ring road after police blocked the entrance to Chapel Hill so firefighters could carry out their rescue.
Numerous fire engines were dispatched to the scene after the initial reports were made.
But watch manager Andy Blackburn, from Huddersfield Fire Station, sent all but two away after assessing the situation.
His crew, working from either side of the metal barrier, used heavy duty cutting gear to slice off the car's roof.
Mr Blackburn said: "The car had been pushed up agains the barriers and the passenger door had caved in from the force of the collision so we couldn't get it open.
"The woman was suffering from neck injuries and was being spoken to by a nurse who was passing at the time.
"We got the roof off and put her on a long-board so that we could lift her out.
"It was quite a delicate operation because of the way she was trapped.
"She was suffering from severe shock and was taken to hospital by ambulance to be assessed."
The HGV was not badly damaged and no-one else was hurt.
Chapel Hill remained closed until late on Wednesday morning.