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Fire engine involved in M60 crash

Photo: Keith Grice

The M60 was closed anticlockwise this afternoon after a crash near Didsbury between a fire engine and a car.

It's understood the fire crew were responding to a 999 call when they were involved in an accident with a car

There was stationary traffic building around junction 5 with the A5103 Princess Parkway where the accident happened this afternoon.

Police were called at about 1.50pm to reports of a crash with a driver trapped inside their car.

The driver had to be cut free by fire crews but it is unclear at this stage what the extent of their injuries are.

Director of emergency response and assistant county fire officer Dave Keelan from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Services confirmed that a fire engine had been involved in an accident on the M60 this afternoon.

In a statement, he said:

One of our fire engines was on its way to a car fire on the motorway when it was involved in a collision with a car just before 2pm between junctions four and five on the anti clockwise carriageway of the M60.

Thankfully none of our firefighters were injured and they immediately assisted a 40-year-old man who was injured and treated at the scene by a fire service trauma technician followed by paramedics from the north West Ambulance Service.

He was taken to Wythenshawe Hospital with a suspected broken collarbone and arm. The motorway has been closed by Greater Manchester Police.

There will be a full investigation into the incident. In the meantime, our thoughts are with the injured driver and we wish him a speedy recovery.

– Dave Keelan