Road chaos sparked by two-car pile-up

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Two people were hospitalised following a crash in St Helens on Christmas Eve.

Emergency crews were called to Blackbrook Road shortly after 11.20am following a two-car crash.

A 37-year-old man had to be freed from one of the vehicles by firefighters.

A 57-year-old woman, who was in the second vehicle, was also taken to Whiston Hospital by ambulance.

Firefighters from St Helens and Eccleston Community Fire Stations, along with the force’s search and rescue team, remained at the scene for about an hour.

The A58 Blackbrook Road was closed for a time while the emergency services worked at the scene.

Outward-bound traffic were being diverted along Boardmans Lane and vehicles heading for the town centre were routed along Chain Lane and the by-pass.