Driver taken to hospital after car crashes into garden on Wigan road

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A road had to be closed and bus services diverted after a car crashed into a garden.

Emergency services were called to Golborne Road in Ashton at 10.25am on Saturday.

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Firefighters had to cut the roof off the car to rescue the driver.

He was injured in the collision and taken to hospital for treatment, though his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

Golborne Road was closed between Wotton Drive and Edge Green Lane for nearly two hours, with buses being diverted.

Traffic problems in the area were exacerbated by the closure of the M6 at junction 24 after an earlier crash involving two cars.

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