EMERGENCY services were called to the scene of a collision between a car and a fire engine this morning.

Residents reported witnessing the crash at the junction of Twist Lane and Atherleigh Way, at around 10.25am on Tuesday, September 19.

The incident is reported to have caused traffic delays as officers dealt with the scene, while the driver of the car was taken to hospital for his injuries.

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A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said: “At around 10.25am on 19 September a fire engine from Leigh fire station was involved in a road traffic collision on Twist Lane, Leigh.

“A fire engine from Hindley fire station was quickly mobilised to the incident, which involved the fire engine and a car.

“The driver of the car was taken to hospital by family members. Firefighters used specialist equipment to make the scene safe. GMFRS crews were in attendance for about an hour and a half.”