Elderly man in Birkenshaw smash

SMASH: A crash involving three-cars in Birkenshaw brought North View Road to a standstill.
SMASH: A crash involving three-cars in Birkenshaw brought North View Road to a standstill.
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AN elderly man and two women had to be cut free from their cars after a crash brought traffic to a standstill in Birkenshaw.

An 89-year-old man and two women suffered minor injuries in the crash on Friday in Bradford Road, near the junction with North View Road. The accident blocked the road for more than an hour, as fire crews and police worked to free the trapped motorists.

The two women, who were in a Seat Leon, were treated at the scene by paramedics. The elderly man was not seriously injured.

The road was reopened by 6pm.

A police spokesman said: “Police were called at 3.50pm to reports of a collision between a Seat Leon and a Fiesta on Bradford Road. The road was completely blocked by the collision.”