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A DRIVER has been left "poorly but stable" in hospital after a head-on crash on a major Bradford road.

Two women, aged 22 and 18, were injured in the incident, which occurred when a Volkswagen Polo and a Ford Focus collided in Huddersfield Road, between Wyke and Moor Side.

One of the vehicles was said to have burst into flames.

Firefighters from Odsal and Bradford attended the scene at 8.23pm last night.

A spokesman for the fire service said it appeared the cars had hit head-on and said police had got the casualties from the cars.

Firefighters dealt with the fire and made the scene safe.

One casualty was taken to hospital by air ambulance and the other by land ambulance.

Police closed the road to allow recovery of the vehicles.

In a statement issued this morning, a police spokesman said: "Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision in Bradford.

"It happened at 8.16pm yesterday when a Ford Focus travelling towards Bradford was in collision with a Volkswagen Polo travelling in the opposite direction in Huddersfield Road in the Wyke area.

"The driver of the Focus, a 22-year-old woman from Bradford, suffered serious injuries and remains in hospital today where her condition is described as poorly but stable.

"The Polo driver, an 18-year-old woman also from Bradford, was also taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

"Anyone who witnessed the collision or the movements of either vehicle prior to it is asked to contact the Western Area Roads Policing Unit on 101, quoting log 1815 of May 15."