A motorist was cut from the wreckage of his car after a Wigan rush hour crash.
The man was at the wheel of a Peugeot Estate when it was in collision with a Ford Transit van on Warrington Road, Spring View, near to its junction with Coronation Street at about 5.40pm.
Traffic was brought to a standstill as firefighters used specialist cutting gear to free the motorist.
A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said that the equipment was used as a precaution for the casualty who appeared not to have suffered serious injuries.
No-one else was hurt in the collision.
The unnamed driver was taken to hospital for a check-up and treatment.
The wreckage was eventually removed and traffic began to flow again at about 8pm.