POLICE have today issued an appeal for witnesses after a woman was seriously injured in an accident at a Keighley zebra crossing.

The 45-year-old pedestrian was involved in a collision with a DAF articulated lorry at a crossing in South Street, near the junction with Aireworth Street.

Firefighters had to free the woman from beneath the cab of the vehicle.

Crews from Keighley and Bingley fire stations attended and used equipment including special air bags to lift the HGV.

The woman was then taken by air ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary.

Her injuries are described as serious but are not thought to be life-threatening.

West Yorkshire Police roads policing officers ask anyone who witnessed the accident, which happened at about 1.40pm yesterday (October 8), to come forward.

The collision took place on the vehicle’s nearside as it moved off, after being stationary at the crossing to let other pedestrians pass.

Anybody who saw the collision or the lorry before the incident, or who has dashcam footage of what took place, should contact PC 137 Good at the Western Area Roads Policing Unit on 101, referencing police log 0893 of October 8.

Information can also be given online at westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat.

Precise circumstances surrounding the accident are still being investigated, but Keighley fire station watch commander Ahsan Ali issued a general warning to pedestrians and cyclists following the incident to take extra care when moving around heavy goods vehicles.

"Always take care and give the vehicles space – remember if you can't see the driver, they can't see you," he said.