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Incident Date: 21 January 2018
Road traffic collision – Astley
AT 11.13am on Sunday, January 21, two fire engines, a technical response unit and major rescue unit, all from Leigh, were called to a road traffic collision on the East Lancashire Road, Astley.
When firefighters arrived at the incident they found that two vehicles had collided, leaving one person trapped in one of the vehicles and four other people injured. To free the trapped person, firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment and a long board, whilst also providing first aid to the people that had managed to get out safely.
Crews remained at the incident for one hour and 20 minutes.