Person trapped in vehicle after cars and van crash on Leeds Inner Ring Road

Emergency services rescued a person who was trapped inside a vehicle after a crash in Leeds city centre.

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 7:39 pm
Leeds Inner Ring Road A58(M) (photo: Google)
Leeds Inner Ring Road A58(M) (photo: Google)

A person was trapped inside their vehicle after a crash involving two cars and a van on the Leeds Inner Ring Road westbound this afternoon (Wednesday).

Two Leeds fire crews attended and the casualty was released from the vehicle by the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service using specialist cutting equipment, and was left in the care of ambulance teams.

Police were also in attendance at the scene and they said the Ambulance Service 'confirmed minor injuries'.

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A report from someone who had been driving on Woodhouse Lane at the time said 'traffic was at a standstill' and that they had been sitting in it for at least '30 minutes'.

Another said they had 'never seen so much traffic backed up for miles'.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Road traffic collision involving two cars and one van.

"One casualty trapped in vehicle.

"Crews extricated using specialist cutting equipment and casualty left in the care of Ambulance.

"Police were also in attendance.

"Two crews from Leeds attended

"Location: Inner Ring Road, Leeds."

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: "Called at 14.16pm to reports of a collision.

"Road traffic collision involving 3 vehicles.

"Ambulance did attend but confirmed minor injuries.

"Road now cleared and reopened."