A DRIVER had to be cut free from the wreckage of a car following a crash on Sunday morning.

Firefighters from Barnsley and Tankersley had to remove the roof from the car after being called to the incident near Glebe Farm Cottage on Tankersley Lane, Tankersley, at 9.57am.

Two cars had collided on the road, and while a spokesman for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said the two people in one of the vehicles had escaped prior to the arrival of emergency services, the driver of the other was unable to get out.

The crews spent around an hour at the scene after ensuring the driver was safely removed from the car.