Man taken to hospital after crash in early hours in Wigan

A man had to be cut from the roof of his car and taken to hospital after a collision with another vehicle in the early hours of this morning in Wigan.

The incident happened on Manchester Road, in Higher Ince, just after midnight.

Police were called to the scene shortly after, and fire crews were also in attendance.

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Two vehicles were known to be involved in the collision and an adult male, the driver of a Hyundai, had to be cut from the roof of his car and taken to hospital with suspected spinal injuries.

A spokesperson for GMP said: “At around just after midnight, we received a number of reports of a road traffic collision involving two cars on Manchester Road, Wigan.

Emergency services attended the scene to assist, with the road subsequently being closed for a short while whilst firefighters cut an occupant out of one of the vehicles.

“An investigation is still ongoing to determine the full circumstances of the incident.”

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Witnesses should contact police on 101 or via the GMP website.