Woman rescued from car after crash into lamppost

Emergency services at the scene in Stretford Road, Urmston
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A woman has been rescued from a car after a crash into a lamppost, the Manchester Evening News understands.

Emergency services rushed to the scene in Stretford Road, Urmston just after 8.30pm this evening. Firefighters had to cut the woman from the vehicle before she was taken into the care of paramedics, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service has said.

Pictures from the scene show a heavy emergency services presence, including police, ambulances and firefighters. The road was cordoned off as the emergency services attended the scene.

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A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said: “At just after 8.30pm today (Thursday May 23) two fire engines from Stretford and Sale fire stations plus the enhanced rescue unit from Leigh fire station were called to reports of a crash involving one car on Stretford Road, Urmston.

“Firefighters used specialist cutting equipment to rescue one woman from the car before handing them to the care of colleagues from North West Ambulance Service. Crews made the vehicle and surrounding area safe and were in attendance for around one hour.”

Greater Manchester Police has been contacted for comment.