A MOTORIST was fighting for her life last night after her car, pictured, was crushed by an articulated lorry.
The woman, 51, was airlifted to hospital following a smash outside the Butcher’s Arms pub on Halifax Road in Batley at 4.35pm yesterday.
Police closed the road, and fire crews from Dewsbury and Batley worked with paramedics to cut the woman from her Ford Mondeo car.
She was flown to Leeds General Infirmary by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
The lorry driver was taken to Dewsbury District Hospital for precautionary checks.
The road remained closed last night as officers from the Major Collision Enquiry team began their investigation.