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Taxi driver is cut free from car after accident in Bradford
9:00am Saturday 9th March 2013 in News
There was major disruption on the roads yesterday, with a main route out of Bradford city centre closed because of a crash.
A Ford Mondeo taxi smashed through the central reservation of Manchester Road after it collided with a heavy goods vehicle at about 9.30am.
Police closed the road as firefighters cut the injured taxi driver out of the car.
Watch commander Lee Miller said: “He had back and neck pain so we ended up taking the roof off the vehicle to get him out.
“We had to cut some of the central reservation away to get him out as well. It had an impact on the bus lane and we had to close one side of Manchester Road.”
Mr Miller said it took about half an hour to cut the roof off. He said: “It was just a precaution to get the man out on a long board and get him to hospital, so it was a full roof removal. He was conscious and breathing.”
The taxi driver, aged 50, was taken to Bradford Royal Infirmary by ambulance.