Man suffers serious injuries after car crashes into house

A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a car crashed into a house.

Emergency services were called to Guest Street in Leigh just before 1.15pm on Tuesday to reports of a collision.

One man, who is in his 40s and understood to be the driver, was trapped in the vehicle and was freed by firefighters using cutting equipment.

He had suffered serious injuries and was taken to Salford Royal Hospital for treatment.

Guest Street was closed between Holden Road and Brewery Lane following the incident.

A local resident, who asked not to be named, said: "I didn't see what happened but it looks like a nasty crash. I just hope the driver is okay. This bend has been an accident blackspot recently.

The scene of the accident

The scene of the accident

"There was an accident in the exact same spot around a year ago. And a child was knocked down a little further down the road just a few weeks ago.

"Something needs to be done."