Pensioner injured after car overturns

Stock pics of North East Ambulance Service staff and vehicles '''From: Joanne Charles [mailto:Joanne.Charles@neas.nhs.uk] 'Sent: 10 June 2011 15:42''COPY PICS

Stock pics of North East Ambulance Service staff and vehicles '''From: Joanne Charles [mailto:Joanne.Charles@neas.nhs.uk] 'Sent: 10 June 2011 15:42''COPY PICS

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TWO pensioners sustained neck injuries after a car crashed into a parked vehicle and flipped onto its roof.

Emergency crews were called to Park Road North in Newton-le-Willows at 5.20pm on Saturday (July 2).

A police spokesman confirmed that a grey Nissan Pixo collided with a stationary red Fiat Punto.

A 71-year-old woman and a 65-year-old man were both trapped in the Nissan when emergency crews arrived at the scene.

Both casualties were taken to Warrington Hospital after firefighters extricated them from their vehicle using Lukas cutting equipment.

They both suffered neck injuries and the woman also suffered chest injuries in the smash.

However, tellingly, police classed the incident as a “minor injuries road traffic collision”.

Traffic officers informed the owner of the Fiat Punto that their car had been towed away and closed the road for about two and a half hours.