Car bursts into flames after smashing into tree on Cheshire road

-Credit: (Image: Google)
-Credit: (Image: Google)


A car burst into flames after colliding with a tree on a road in Alvanley, near Helsby on Sunday night (June 23). Police, firefighters and paramedics were called to Manley Road at 11.26pm, finding the car well alight.

Firefighters doused the black Seat Ibiza, with a Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson saying thermal imaging cameras were used to locate the driver nearby. The driver is not to believed to have sustained serious injuries, police said.

He was taken to hospital. A spokesperson for Cheshire Police said: "At 11.26pm on Sunday 23 June police were called to reports of a collision on Manley Road, Alvanley. Officers attended the scene and found a black Seat Ibiza which had collided with a tree and was well alight.

"The driver of the car was located at the scene, he is not believed to have sustained any serious injuries but was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure."

A spokesperson for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "A single-vehicle road traffic collision was attended by emergency services. The vehicle had collided with a tree and caught fire.

"Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reel jets to dampen down the flames. The vehicle had been abandoned, so crews used a thermal imaging camera to check the area for anyone nearby.

"Police located one person who was assessed by paramedics. Once the fire was out, crews left the incident with the police."

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