A SUPPORT worker is trying to trace a group of Good Samaritans who rushed to his aid after his car aquaplaned and rolled off a road in Winwick.

Richard Greenwood, from Saxon Park, was driving home after a nightshift on Sunday morning when he crashed in a field off Watery Lane.

As he desperately tried to escape, he feared the vehicle could set on fire.

The 44-year-old said: "I was going round the bend and my car started to aquaplane because it was raining.

"I hit the kerb and the vehicle started to roll.

"I don't know how many times it rolled over but the next thing I can remember was how the car was on its side and I was trapped inside.

"There were around five or six cars that stopped to help.

"I don't think I would be here without these people. I cut my foot trying to get out as I kept falling back down.

"One fella managed to drag me out while the others held the car to stop it from rolling."

The emergency services quickly arrived at the scene after a member of the public raised the alarm.

Miraculously, Richard, who works for MacIntyre, only suffered cuts and bruises.

He was rushed to hospital in an ambulance but he is now recovering at home.

In the wake of the crash, former Birchwood High School pupil Richard has called for action to improve the stretch of road near to the junction of Hollins Lane and Alder Lane.

He added: "Lots of people have been in touch on Facebook to say something similar has happened to them – the amount is unbelievable.

"There have been one or two a week for years.

"Someone is going to be killed – if there had been kids in the car with me I don't think they would have survived.

"The police and ambulance service said I was lucky to get out."

Thousands of people have shared an appeal on Facebook by Richard's 20-year-old son Adam Greenwood to track down the strangers who helped his dad.

He said: "Whoever helped my dad Richard Greenwood this morning on Watery Lane in Winwick, Warrington, please can you get in touch as we owe you a big thank you."

If you can help email lauren.hirst@nqnw.co.uk.