Five people were involved in a crash when a car flipped onto its side.

Emergency services were called to the incident which happened around 3.30pm on Preston New Road, close to the Beardwood Hospital.

Two cars had reportedly crashed, causing one to flip onto its side.

Paramedics were on scene but all persons in the vehicles had managed to get themselves out, and luckily, only minor injuries were reported.

A spokesperson for the police said: "A road block was put in place between Yew Tree Drive and Billinge End Road while police waited for recovery services to come and remove the vehicle."

Motorists were advised to expect delays and heavy congestion until the incident could be cleared.