‘Complex’ emergency rescue after van hits tree
A MAN had to be cut free after a van crashed into a tree and wall.
The casualty was the passenger in a Volkswagen van which crashed on Rainow Road, Rainow, at 4am on Sunday.
Police, fire and ambulance services all attended the accident.
Firefighters spent more than an hour on a ‘complex extraction’, cutting the casualty free using spreaders, rams and a saw.
Paramedics took the injured man to Wythenshawe Hospital at 5.30am.
A spokesman for Cheshire Police said: “At approximately 4am on Sunday, August 23, Cheshire Police were called to reports of a one-vehicle collision in Rainow, near Macclesfield.
“Officers attended the scene and found that a VW van had collided with a tree and a drystone wall on Rainow Road.
“A man, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was injured as a result of the collision.
“He is currently being treated at Wythenshawe Hospital where his injuries are described as non-life threatening.”
A 33-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst above the alcohol limit. He is currently on police bail pending further enquiries.