FIREFIGHTERS had to cut a BMW car apart to free the driver after a smash in Bradford between two vehicles which also involved a third, parked, car.

The collision happened on Allerton Road and involved two cars with a total of five occupants at around 4.30pm on Saturday.

A parked car was also involved as a result of the collision between the two moving vehicles and the road had to be closed while emergency services worked at the scene.

Fire crews from the Fairweather Green and Shipley stations were needed to help at the scene and they found a mother and two children who had been inside a Honda CRV car had all got out of the vehicle and a passenger from a BMW saloon was also out.

However the driver from that car, a man aged 30s, was stuck inside complaining of back and leg pain. Firefighters took the roof off the two year old vehicle and used an extrication board, which minimises the risk of increasing the impact of any spinal injuries, to remove him from the wreckage and he was passed over to paramedics who took him to Bradford Royal Infirmary for treatment.

As a result of the impact, one of the BMW’s front wheels was smashed and its rear axle was also broken.

A West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said other casualties were seen by paramedics at the scene and appeared to have escaped without significant injuries but were suffering from shock.