A MOTORIST has spoken of his shock after witnessing a three-vehicle crash on a key Bradford district road.

Jeremy Bullock, of Emley, was riding his motorbike on Valley Road in Shipley when he came across the collision.

Emergency services, including police and fire, rushed to the scene just before 12pm on Monday lunchtime.

The West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service said "multiple people" were trapped in cars.

Video footage taken from his dashboard camera shows a white car hitting one vehicle in its own lane before veering into the oncoming traffic.

The second smash seems to be the most severe as the driver and passenger exit their car in disbelief at what has happened.

Smoke can then be seen coming from the vehicle.

"I don't know what the driver was thinking, I had a ringside view," Mr Bullock told the Telegraph & Argus.

"You could see the driver and passenger were clearly distressed and shocked, then smoke started to come from the car.

"The white car must have hit them at about 10mph which is not that fast but it certainly could have caused whiplash."

Mr Bullock had just been to Shipley to take his motorbike for its annual service.

He added: "I live in Emley so it was just a complete fluke that I was there to capture it."

When asked how he found driving in Bradford, he said: "If you ride a motorcycle, you tend to take extra care.

"I have had a camera on my mudguard ever since a driver backed into me.

"You are always thinking who is going to do something stupid and how am I going to react to it.

"I always ride as if I am surrounded by idiots. That keeps me in good condition."

First Bus said the crash had caused "delays of up to 35 minutes" with it having a knock-on effect on the 630 route.

Two of the vehicles were recovered by West Yorkshire Police.

A spokesperson for the force said: "Police were called to Valley Road, Shipley at 11.32am to a report of a collision involving three cars.

"Recovery was arranged for two of the vehicles and street cleansing was requested for the scene."

Crews from Bradford and Fairweather Green fire stations were also in attendance.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service described it as a "three-car road traffic collision with multiple persons trapped."