OAP cut out of overturned car

AN elderly woman escaped with just minor injuries after her car overturned on Kenyon Road near Wigan town centre.

All three emergency services attended the scene shortly after 10pm last night.

The overturned car on Kenyon Road

The overturned car on Kenyon Road

The road was sealed off and the woman, described as being in her 80s by fire crews, was cut out of the vehicle.

Police have confirmed that she sustained only minor injuries and was taken to hospital.

Firefighters say their belief was that she had clipped a park car, however witnesses told police that she had hit the pavement on the bend which joins Kenyon Road with Bridgeman Terrace.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: “We received a call at 10.10pm following reports that a Hyudai Matrix had turned onto its side.

“Witnesses reported that the car had collided with a pavement. She was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

“The road did have to be closed for a short period of time but it was re-opened within the hour.”

A Greater Manchester Fire service spokesman added: “The Hyundai crashed into a parked car at the side of the road before flipping over onto its side.

“The lady, who is thought to be in her 80s, was trapped in the car and emergency services had to cut her out.

“She was taken to Wigan Infirmary for precautionary checks but her injuries are not thought to be serious.”