Fire crews free driver trapped after collision

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A motorist was rushed to hospital after a lorry carrying metal cradles shed its load into oncoming traffic on the A41.

Cheshire Police closed the road for about five hours from Sainsbury's roundabout to Broxton roundabout following the three-vehicle crash yesterday morning.

The crash happened shortly before 8am and involved two cars and a heavy goods vehicle, which had partially shed its load of metal cradles that collided with oncoming traffic.

Firefighters had to cut the male driver of a Mercedes free from his car and he was taken to the Countess of Chester Hospital with head injuries.

One fire engine from Chester and one from Malpas attended the scene. The road was reopened at about 1.30pm once the lorry’s load had been recovered.

A spokesman for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Firefighters attended a call to a road traffic collision on the A41, north of No Man’s Heath, Broxton which involved one car and a trapped driver.

“Crews removed the casualty who was then handed over to paramedics.”

See full story in the Chester Leader

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