A WOMAN aged over 100 was hurt in a crash that left a main road closed.
The woman was in a car alongside an elderly woman when it was in collision with a Mercedes at Penistone Road at Upper Cumberworth.
The crash happened just above the Sovereign crossroads – a notorious accident blackspot – at 3pm yesterday.
Paramedics assessed the elderly woman and diagnosed potential spinal injuries.
Firefighters cut the roof off the car and she was gently eased onto a spineboard.
She was taken to Dewsbury District Hospital along with her companion and an elderly man driving the Mercedes.
Her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
Watch manager Andy
Blackburn from Huddersfield fire station said: “It appeared that one car had run into the back of the other.
“The paramedics were there before us carrying out a full assessment and then asked us to remove the roof so she could be gently lifted from the vehicle.
“We were told she was certainly aged over 100.
“The police closed the road and it remained shut for around an hour.”
Fire engines were sent from Huddersfield, Holmfirth and Skelmanthorpe.