Woman cut free from wreckage in Leeds city centre crash VIDEO

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Firefighters cut the roof off a car as they rescued a woman from a Leeds city centre crash.

Three fire engines along with the police and ambulance service were called to Wellington Street just before 11am yesterday.

The incident scene.

The incident scene.

A Vauxhall Astra appeared to have collided with the front passenger side of a VW Polo close to traffic lights near the Crowne Plaza hotel. The Astra came to rest at the roadside while the Polo stopped nearby.

A small crowd gathered to watch firefighters from Leeds and Hunslet fire stations use specialist cutting equipment to remove the roof of the Astra while police officers directed traffic around the scene of the crash. With the help of ambulance crews, they then lifted a woman free from the car and into a nearby ambulance which then took her to hospital.

Police later said the woman, in her 40s, had suffered minor injuries. Any witnesses to the crash call police on 0845 606 06 06.

The car which caught fire. Photo: West Yorkshire Police

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