Pensioner taken to hospital after car crashes on busy Wigan road

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An elderly woman was taken to hospital after a car crashed into a lamp post on a busy Wigan road.

Emergency services rushed to Beech Hill Avenue, in Beech Hill, after a 999 call was made at 2.50pm on Friday.

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The road was blocked as police officers, firefighters and paramedics all worked to help a woman who had been in the white car.

An ambulance service spokesman said a woman in her 80s was taken to hospital after the crash.