A PENSIONER had to be cut free from the wreckage of her car after a smash in Stainborough yesterday.

The woman, in her 70s, was taken to hospital Wednesday lunchtime after the accident involving two cars at Lowe Lane.

Fire crews from Tankersley and Barnsley rushed to the scene with cutting gear to free the woman from her Rover 25.

A spokesman said: "Firefighters used cutting gear to remove the roof of the Rover and free the woman, who was taken to hospital suffering from suspected spinal injuries."