A CAR driven by an elderly woman ended up on its side after clipping a parked vehicle.

Emergency services were called to reports that a Toyota Yaris had overturned close to the Tesco Express in Manchester Road, Westhoughton at just after 7pm this evening.

The car was left lying on its driver’s side after the collision.

The 83-year-old driver, who is believed to be from the Westhoughton area, was trapped in the vehicle but cut free by firefighters.

The pensioner had a nosebleed but did not appear to have suffered any serious injuries. She was taken to Salford Royal Hospital as a precaution.

Karsten Boyle, fire service watch manager, said: “We worked with paramedics and had to remove the roof in order that they could get access to the vehicle and do a full assessment.

“We extricated the lady once the roof had been removed.”

He added: “The car was on its side on the driver’s side, so given her age and mobility it was not possible for her to out of the car.

“Obviously we needed as much access as possible when the car its side we have difficulty in manoeuvring through the vehicle.”

No other vehicle was involved other than the car which the elderly driver collided with.

Two fire engines from Bolton attended the collision, a specialist technical rescue unit from Leigh was also at the scene.

The road was closed for over an hour while emergency services dealt with the incident.