THREE people were injured following a two-car crash which left one vehicle on its roof.

Emergency services were called to the collision on Welsh Road, Chester, at about 3.15pm this afternoon (May 20).

One person had to be helped out of one of the cars by paramedics, while two other people had already got out.

The car that landed on its roof was leaking petrol and had to me made safe by firefighters.

Two people were taken to the Countess of Chester Hospital.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Firefighters left the casualties in the care of paramedics and worked on making the scene safe.

"Petrol was leaking from the car that was on its roof. Firefighters used a winch and specialist tools to get the car back onto its wheels and stop the leak.

"They also disconnected the car's battery to make it safe and used absorbent mats to soak up the petrol. A covering jet was set up as a precaution.

"Firefighters are currently waiting for the cars to be recovered."

A North West Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We received a call to an RTC on Welsh Road yesterday at 3.06pm.

"We sent two ambulances and RRV and an advanced paramedic to scene. We took two patients to the Countess of Chester Hospital."