Firefighters free man trapped in wreckage after two car collision near Preston

A man had to be cut free from the wreckage after two cars collided in the early hours of today near Preston.

Monday, 15th October 2018, 10:16 am
Updated Monday, 15th October 2018, 10:18 am
Two fire engines attended the collision.

A woman, injured in the other vehicle, also needed hospital treatment following the smash in Mellor Lane, Mellor.

The collision happened at around 1.30am. Two fire crews from Blackburn attended the scene.

A spokesman said: "A man was trapped and injured in one car and a woman in the other car was injured but she was already out of her car when firefighters arrived at the scene.

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"Firefighters used hydraulic equipment to rescue the man and both casualties were taken to hospital by ambulance. Firefighters were there for an hour-and-a-half."

The condition of the casualties is not known at this stage.