A MOTORIST from Widnes is in hospital after suffering serious injuries in a crash in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday.

At around 1.15am, police were called to reports of a collision on Brookledge Lane in Adlington, in between Macclesfield and Stockport.

Emergency services attended the scene and found that a silver saloon car had collided with a tree.

The driver of the car, a 29-year-old man from the Widnes area, was treated by paramedics at the scene and taken to hospital after sustaining serious injuries.

Two fire engines from Poynton and Bollington fire stations also attended the scene, with the car being well alight on their arrival.

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The casualty had already been released from the vehicle by a member of the public.

One firefighter wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire, while the crew also used thermal imaging camera to check for any hotspots.

Firefighters were detained at the scene for around one hour and 15 minutes.

Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing, and police are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision, or anyone with any dashcam footage which may aid the investigation.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101, or visit cheshire.police.uk/tua quoting IML-1079746

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Alternatively, reports can be made to Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously

Posting on social media after the crash, Bollington Fire Station said: “A quick thinking motorist pulled the driver to safety.

“With Poynton Fire Station, we tackled the fire and made the scene safe.

“The driver was cared for by our brilliant colleagues from North West Ambulance Service.”