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Manchester Evening News
Ashlie Blakey

BREAKING: Person cut from car as three taken to hospital after smash on main road

Three people have been taken to hospital after a crash in Trafford today.

A large emergency services response was scrambled to the scene of the crash at the busy junction of Shaftesbury Avenue and Thorley Lane in Timperley just before 11.45am. Several police, fire and ambulance vehicles were pictured at the scene.

The crash involved three cars, a spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police confirmed. One person had to be cut and rescued from one of the vehicles by firefighters.

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They were taken to hospital. Another two people were also rushed to Wythenshawe Hospital by paramedics, a spokesperson for the North West Ambulance Service said.

The road was fully closed off until around 1.45pm. Transport bosses urged drivers to avoid the area, while buses were also diverted away from the scene.

Pictures also showed multiple cars - which appeared to have been left badly damaged - being towed away from the road. A Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "Just before 11:45am this morning (Friday 16 September 2022) we were called to reports of a road traffic collision involving three vehicles on Thorley Lane, Timperley.

The scene of a crash on Shaftesbury Avenue (MEN)

"Two fire engines from Sale and Withington fire stations were quickly mobilised to attend, alongside the Technical Response Unit from Leigh. One person was rescued from a vehicle by firefighters used cutting equipment and other specialist tools, and transferred into the care of colleagues from North West Ambulance Service.

"Two other people were also treated at the scene and conveyed to hospital. GMFRS crews made the area safe were at the scene for around an hour and 20 minutes."

A spokesperson for the North West Ambulance Service said: "We received a call at 11.43am this morning for a road traffic collision at Thorley Lane, Timperley. We sent three ambulance crews and a rapid response vehicle to the scene in which three patients were treated and taken to Wythenshawe hospital."

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