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A four vehicle smash near Leeds city centre this lunchtime left two people trapped.

Two men were cut free from the wreckage of a van after it collided with an HGV on the A58 Wellington Road, between the YEP building and the Armley gyratory.

The incident scene. PIC: Mark Bickerdike

The incident scene. PIC: Mark Bickerdike

Fire crews, ambulance and police were called to the scene - close to the Majestic Wine store - at around 1.15pm.

The road was closed while fire crews and ambualnce personnel rescued the trapped motorists who were taken to hospital for treatment.

Their condition was not thought to be life-threatening.

Leeds central fire station watch commander Sam Welldon said his team used cutters and spreads to remove a section of the van, freeing the driver and passenger.

He said: “They were understandably quite upset but once we got them out, they seemed to be relatively OK. They went to hospital.”

Two lanes of the three-lane road were reopened within an hour of the accident, but the third lane remained closed this afternoon until debris was removed.

It is thought another car and a van were involved in the crash but neither driver was harmed.

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