FIRE crews freed a man trapped in his car after a road smash on Hollins Lane in Winwick on Saturday.

Emergency services were called at 11.30pm with firefighters and paramedics working together to release the driver before he was handed over to the care of paramedics.

A North West Ambulance spokesman confirmed an ambulance and doctor were sent to the incident before the casualty was taken to Aintree Hospital after suffering ‘potential damage’ to his lower leg.