TWO female pedestrians were seriously injured in a crash on a major city centre road last night.

West Yorkshire Police was called to reports of a collision at a pedestrian crossing on Shipley-Airedale Road, in Bradford, near its junction with Leeds Road, at about 6.30pm on Thursday evening.

It involved a Nissan Qashqai and two women on foot.

Police earlier reported that a male pedestrian had been taken to hospital with serious, non-life threatening injuries, but an appeal issued this afternoon said it was two female pedestrians.

The women were rushed to hospital with serious injuries.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said the injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Officers spoke to the driver of the vehicle at the scene.

The crash prompted a huge emergency response from the police and ambulance service.

One onlooker said last night: "There were so many emergency services on the scene - two or three ambulances and at least five police cars.

"It didn't look good."

The road was closed for several hours, causing traffic disruption in the surrounding area.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses, as part of their investigation into the crash.

If you saw the collision, have dashcam footage, or can help in any way, you should contact the Roads Policing Team on 101, or using the contact options on the West Yorkshire Police website.

You should quote log number: 1306 of January 20.

A full statement released by West Yorkshire Police this afternoon said: "Police are appealing for witnesses or dash cam footage following a road traffic collision in Bradford yesterday (Thursday).

"It happened on the pedestrian crossing on the Shipley Airedale Road, close to the junction with Leeds Road, at about 6.30pm.

"Two female pedestrians were taken to hospital with serious injuries, which were not believed to be life threatening.

"The driver of the vehicle, a Nissan Qashqai, was spoken to at the scene.

"Anyone who witnessed the collision, or who has footage that will assist the investigation is asked to contact the Roads Policing Team on 101 or via the West Yorkshire Police website.

"The log reference is 1306 of 20 January."