Driver smashed into telegraph pole

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A motorist was hospitalised after a car crashed into a telegraph pole and a tree.

Emergency crews were called to Chapel Lane in St Helens at about 9.15am last Thursday (April 16).

A 28-year-old man was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated by firefighters using hydraulic cutting equipment.

Paramedics took him to Aintree Hospital.

The extent of his injuries are not known. Firefighters remained at the scene for about an hour and 15 minutes.

A spokesman for the brigade said no-one else was hurt.