Pub blocks road as firefighters cut woman from crashed car in Leeds

The aftermath of the crash on Town Street, Farsley,
The aftermath of the crash on Town Street, Farsley,
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A woman had to be rescued from her car after a lunchtime crash that brought a Leeds suburb to a standstill.

Two cars were involved in a collision on Town Street, in Farsley village centre, today.

Staff from a pub used empty beer barrels to block the road until emergency services arrived.

Watch commander Mick Kilburn, from Idle fire station, who led the response to the incident, said: “I’ve never seen that before. It really helped us out.”

The incident happened at about midday when a black BMW X5 and a silver Citroen Xsara crashed at the junction with Bagley Lane.

Firefighters from Gipton and Idle were called to the scene, along with police and paramedics.

The woman, who was in her fifties and in the Citroen, was cut out of her car using hydraulic equipment. She was treated at the road side before being taken to hospital.

Another woman and a man were also hurt, but not seriously.

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