Firefighter and child cut free from car following collision

An off-duty firefighter was rescued from a vehicle today after a road traffic collision.

Sunday, 22nd November 2020, 5:03 pm
Updated Sunday, 22nd November 2020, 5:08 pm

A crew from Hindley fire station was dispatched to Bridgewater Street, Hindley, shortly after 1pm today (Sunday November 22) following reports of a collision involving a Honda Civic.

A crew member told Wigan Today that the car was pulling out onto Bridgewater Street from a side road, when a passing vehicle struck its front end.

The impact caused the driver and their young passenger to become trapped inside, they said.

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Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

On arrival at the scene, the fire crews worked to cut open the roof to free the child and driver, who was an off-duty firefighter themselves. Their injuries are thought to be minor.

The crew began leaving the scene at 2.26pm.

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