Driver taken hospital by air ambulance after crash in Mellor

First published in Ribble Valley news

A MAN was taken to hospital by air ambulance after his car collided with a bin wagon in Mellor this afternoon.

Police closed Mellor Lane outside the Spread Eagle Hotel, while firefighters removed the side of the black BMW, to free the man, said to be in his mid 20s.

A spokesman for Lancashire Fire and Rescue said: “We were called to the incident at 2.50pm to assist the paramedics.

“We spent about 15 minutes using Holmatro cutters and spreaders to remove the side of the car because the man was trapped.

“He was conscious and breathing throughout, but may have suffered some chest injuries, which is why the air ambulance was called.”

The driver of the bin wagon is said to have been uninjured.

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6:02pm Fri 13 Apr 12

anotherview says...

Hope he makes a speedy recovery. As it is a 30 MPH area it does not say much for BMW's collision safety if the driver had to be cut out. Unless the bin wagon was doing 30 as well!.
Hope he makes a speedy recovery. As it is a 30 MPH area it does not say much for BMW's collision safety if the driver had to be cut out. Unless the bin wagon was doing 30 as well!. anotherview
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7:12pm Fri 13 Apr 12

mellormoo says...

Its not a 30mph road at the Spread Eagle. It is a very narrow windy stretch of road though. Hope the guy is ok.
Its not a 30mph road at the Spread Eagle. It is a very narrow windy stretch of road though. Hope the guy is ok. mellormoo
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10:02am Sat 14 Apr 12

lightamatch catcharabbit says...

Wagon or waggon? Discuss.
Wagon or waggon? Discuss. lightamatch catcharabbit
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