Crash victim’s spinal injuries

Crash victim’s spinal injuries

A MAN suffered ‘life-changing injuries’ after he was involved in a car smash in Thornhill Lees over the weekend.

The man was treated for serious spinal injuries following the crash on Forge Lane at around 5.30pm on Saturday.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: “An Audi collided with a Ford Transit van causing it to spin around and collide with a wall.

“The van driver was taken by ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary with what were at first thought to be life-threatening injuries but which are now known to be life-changing spinal injuries.”

Dewsbury Fire Station Watch Commander Anthony Woodhead said: “It looked like the car had gone into the back of the van which was pushed up against a wall. We had to cut through a seat and then bring him out of the van on a long board. He suffered back and neck injuries.”

Photo: Ash Milnes 

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