A MAN seriously injured in a road traffic collision in Chester on Tuesday was a postman making his deliveries, it has emerged.

A car is said to have crashed into the employee’s stationary van on Lache Lane at around 9.20am on Tuesday (November 6).

He was out of the vehicle at the time and became trapped underneath it with firefighters having to use specialist equipment to free him.

The postman suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Aintree University Hospital in Liverpool where he is reported to be in a stable condition.

A spokesman for Royal Mail told The Standard the staff member works at the Chester Delivery Office on Station Road.

She said: "Unfortunately one of our postmen from Chester Delivery Office was seriously injured on Tuesday in Lache Lane, Chester, while he was out delivering. He was taken to hospital and is being treated for his injuries.

“We are helping the police with their enquiries. All his colleagues at the delivery office are thinking about him and his family at this difficult time."

The driver of the car, Steven Davies, 46, of Mold Road, Caergwle, has been charged with driving without due care and attention and drink driving.

He is due to appear at Chester Magistrates Court on Friday, November 23.