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A FEMALE pedestrian has suffered life-threatening injuries after a collision involving a HGV.

Police were called to the crash on Market Street, in Heckmondwike, at around 11.06am this morning.

The pedestrian has sustained life-threatening injuries, a police spokesperson confirmed.

It is believed the casualty is an elderly woman, according to a number of sources.

Motorists were advised to avoid the area, with the road blocked for much of the day. 

It reopened at around 4.10pm, according to the AA's traffic page.

Elicia-grace Johnson took a video of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance landing at the scene at around 11.32am (below).

She said there were also two land ambulances and two police cars at the scene.

At around 12.44pm, Ms Johnson said the Yorkshire Air Ambulance had left without a casualty inside.

But, a Forensic Crime Scene van turned up shortly after.

  • The Huws Gray lorry pictured within the police cordon is not thought to be the HGV involved in the collision.