Driver taken to hospital after car overturned on main road

This is what remained of a car after it overturned on a main road and the driver had to be rescued from it.

Emergency services were called to Spinning Jenny Way in Leigh at 4.50am on Saturday after the crash involving the Mitsubishi Shogun, which is believed to have been stolen.

The car hit a lamp post and the driver's arms were trapped and injured.

Two fire engines attended, along with the technical rescue unit from Leigh, and crews spent some time working to release the driver from the car.

The 21-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries, which were not thought to be life-threatening.

It is believed two passengers fled before police arrived.

The car overturned on Spinning Jenny Way

The car overturned on Spinning Jenny Way

Spinning Jenny Way was closed while rescue work took place and some bus services were affected.

Police are investigating what happened and it is understood officers on patrol saw the vehicle 50 minutes before the collision, but lost sight of it.

The incident has been referred to Greater Manchester Police's professional standards branch, in line with normal policy.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident 632 of March 7.

Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.