An elderly woman had to be cut out of a car after a two-vehicle crash in Cardiff that closed a busy main road for an hour.
The woman was the only person injured in the crash, which happened at 11.20am at the junction of Manor Way and Birchgrove Road, just north of Cardiff’s Gabalfa roundabout.
Birchgrove Road was closed for an hour after the collision, between a white BMW and a Freelander 4×4, as firefighters cut the woman – a passenger in the BMW – out of the car. Manor Way remained open.
A Welsh Ambulance Service spokeswoman said the woman was then taken to the University Hospital of Wales in nearby Heath.
South Wales Fire and Rescue Service used its @SWFireandRescue Twitter account to warn drivers to “expect delays” after the crash.
Cardiff Bus said its 21, 25 and 64 buses had been diverted as a result of the crash.
Matthew Lock, who lives nearby, said he went outside his home after hearing a screeching noise.
He said: “We went outside and could see the impact on the side of one of the cars, which was a white BMW.
“The police were here within minutes, and the fire crews were taking the roof off one of the cars.”
The Welsh Ambulance Spokeswoman said: “We were called at 11.33am to reports of a two-vehicle road traffic collision on Manor Way at the junction of Birchgrove Road, Cardiff.
“We sent two emergency ambulances to the scene, and an elderly female was taken to the University Hospital of Wales.”