Two pensioners rescued as car lands on its side after crash on busy Wigan road

Two pensioners were cut out of a car after it crashed into parked vehicles and landed on its side.
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The Vauxhall Crossland was travelling along Wigan Road, Bryn, when the collision happened at 7.10pm on Sunday.

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It hit at least two parked cars, before turning onto its side and coming to a stop.

The crash on Wigan Road in BrynThe crash on Wigan Road in Bryn
The crash on Wigan Road in Bryn
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Two elderly people – a male driver and female passenger – were in the car and firefighters from Wigan had to cut off the roof to get them out.

Neither of the casualties appeared to be seriously hurt, but the man was in pain from an existing condition and both were seen by paramedics at the scene.

Rumours that the man had suffered a heart attack at the wheel appeared to be unfounded.

Wigan Road was closed for around an hour.

A police spokesman said: “At around 7.10pm on Sunday officers were called to reports of an overturned car on Wigan Road.

Emergency services attended the scene. No serious injuries were reported.”