A MAJOR route in Runcorn was closed this morning after a crash.

Emergency services were called to the Bridgewater Expressway - near to the junction with Central Expressway - shortly before 9am today, Thursday, following the collision.

Police, paramedics and firefighters have attended the scene.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed that it dispatched two engines to the incident.

A Vauxhall Corsa is understood to have crashed into a lamppost before careering down an embankment at the side of the road, with the driver being trapped inside.

She was removed from the car by fire officers before being handed into the care of the North West Ambulance Service and rushed to Warrington Hospital.

Her injuries are not believed to be serious, and the road has since been reopened.

A fire service spokesman said: "Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision involving one vehicle down an embankment and one person medically trapped.

"The crew removed the person from the vehicle and handed them into the care of paramedics.

"Police and Highways England also attended to close the road while the incident was being dealt with."

A Cheshire Police spokesman added: "At around 8.47am on Thursday, May 12, police were called to reports of a collision on the Central Expressway, Runcorn.

"Officers attended the scene and found that a Vauxhall Corsa had collided with a lamppost.

"The driver was taken to Warrington Hospital.

"Her injuries are not believed to be serious."