Woman rescued after car crash in Breightmet

Woman rescued after car crash in Breightmet

One of the cars involved in the crash in Deepdale Road, Breightmet

One of the cars involved in the crash in Deepdale Road, Breightmet

One of the cars involved in the crash in Deepdale Road, Breightmet

One of the cars involved in the crash in Deepdale Road, Breightmet

One of the cars involved in the crash in Deepdale Road, Breightmet

Police at the scene of the crash in Deepdale Road, Breightmet

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A WOMAN was rescued by firefighters after two cars smashed into each other in Breightmet.

The accident happened in Deepdale Road, at the junction with Crossdale Road, when a Volkswagen Polo and Vauxhall Astra crashed just after 6pm tonight.

Police cordoned off the road while firefighters cut away the roof of one of the cars, which had come to rest on an grassy embankment, to free the trapped woman.

She was taken to hospital, where her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening, police said.

No one else is thought to have been injured in the crash.

The busy main road was shut to traffic until just after 8pm, and recovery vehicles were called to take the cars away.

Nearby resident Brian Hindley, aged 74, said: “I saw the firefighters cutting away the roof.

“I was quite shocked when I saw the accident, it was unbelievable — if she came out of that then she is very lucky.

“The road was blocked off.”

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9:57pm Mon 14 Apr 14

MarkAllRead says...

Wow, that Polo definitely has a hole in the middle.
Wow, that Polo definitely has a hole in the middle. MarkAllRead
  • Score: 22

3:37am Tue 15 Apr 14

mr.mark.c says...

Yet more bad driving.
Yet more bad driving. mr.mark.c
  • Score: 6

11:41am Tue 15 Apr 14

tillyflop53 says...

I dont know how some idiots even get a driving licence
I dont know how some idiots even get a driving licence tillyflop53
  • Score: 3

5:26pm Tue 15 Apr 14

MarkAllRead says...

tillyflop53 wrote:
I dont know how some idiots even get a driving licence
They don't...
[quote][p][bold]tillyflop53[/bold] wrote: I dont know how some idiots even get a driving licence[/p][/quote]They don't... MarkAllRead
  • Score: -1

6:01pm Tue 15 Apr 14

tillyflop53 says...

MarkAllRead wrote:
tillyflop53 wrote:
I dont know how some idiots even get a driving licence
They don't...
Oh yes they do there are so many on the roads now!
[quote][p][bold]MarkAllRead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tillyflop53[/bold] wrote: I dont know how some idiots even get a driving licence[/p][/quote]They don't...[/p][/quote]Oh yes they do there are so many on the roads now! tillyflop53
  • Score: 1

11:52pm Tue 15 Apr 14

loco78 says...

My nephew was in the car and his Mum was the woman cut out. She's lucky to get away with a broken pelvis and cuts and bruises and my nephew with concussion.
My nephew was in the car and his Mum was the woman cut out. She's lucky to get away with a broken pelvis and cuts and bruises and my nephew with concussion. loco78
  • Score: 1

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