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Incident Date: 11 September 2014
FIREFIGHTERS have rescued a car driver after a collision with lorry.
Crew from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) were called to reports of a road traffic collision at the Milnrow junction of the M62 motorway at 1.40pm this afternoon (Thursday, September 11, 2014).
On arrival firefighters worked very closely with paramedics and officers from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) to rescue a man who was trapped inside his car.
Cutting equipment was used to free the man who was taken to hospital by paramedics. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
Station Manager Paul Redford said: "This collision happened at high speed and although the man appeared well, it was important to rescue him quickly so that he could receive medical treatment.
"The firefighters worked extremely hard and quickly, it was a good swift rescue with good liaison between all emergency services involved."
People are advised to avoid the area for the time being due to the high volume of traffic between junction 21 and 22 on the eastbound carriageway.