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Girl cut from wreckage of crash in Baildon Road, Baildon
9:07am Thursday 12th July 2012 in Bradford
A 16-year-old girl is critically ill after a high-speed crash on Baildon Road last night after the car she was travelling in was smashed into a wall.
Accident investigators are now trying to establish exactly what happened leading up to the crash involving the 106 and an X-type Jaguar.
The teenager is in Bradford Royal Infirmary. A 17-year-old fellow passenger and a 22-year-old from the same car were taken to hospital with minor injuries but later discharged.
The crash happened near the junction of Albert Street as both vehicles headed in the direction of Baildon centre.
Watch Commander Andy Holdsworth, from Shipley Fire Station, said that the Jaguar had gone into the back of the Peugeot.
“The girl was conscious and breathing when we cut her free and she was taken to BRI with serious head injuries,” he said.
“She was seriously injured and the police are investigating.
“It appears from initial investigations that it was a high-speed collision and both cars were written off. It was quite an impact.
“The rear of the 106 which was hit was badly damaged and was forced into a wall. It happened near the junction with Albert Street where alot of people tend to pick up a bit of speed and bomb up the hill and it is quite a wide open road.”
Police are appealing for any witnesses to the collision or the vehicles movements prior to the incident to contact PC 3353 Phillip Day on the non emergency number 101.