A MAN from Wrexham has been arrested following a serious crash in Chester.

At around 9.20am today (Tuesday, November 6) police were called to reports of a collision between a car and a stationary van on Lache Lane.

A spokesman for Cheshire Police said: "Officers attended the scene and a cordon was set up as emergency services dealt with the incident.

"On arrival a man was trapped underneath the van. He was not inside the vehicle at the time of the collision.

"Firefighters used specialist equipment to lift the van and free the man before handing him over to the care of paramedics.

"The casualty was taken to Aintree University Hospital via air ambulance."

The driver of the car, a 46-year-old man from Wrexham, has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and drink driving.

He is currently in custody helping officers with their enquiries.

Lache Lane remains currently closed in both directions. Drivers are advised to avoid the area. Diversions are in place.