A woman has been left seriously injured following a head-on crash in Salford.
More than 15 firefighters and paramedics were seen on Churchill Way, Pendleton, following the incident at at around 7.45pm on Tuesday evening.
The fire service has confirmed that a woman was trapped in her car following a two-vehicle crash and needed emergency medical treatment.
Working alongside paramedics from North West Ambulance Service (NWAS), firefighters cut the woman free from the badly-damaged car and she was taken to hospital.
Initial reports suggest a police helicopter was then scrambled to find the driver of the other vehicle. It’s understood police have made an arrest.
The road was closed in both directions, with Transport for Greater Manchester warning drivers to use alternative routes and avoid the area.
By 9pm, the build-up of traffic around the scene between the precinct and McDonald’s had become ‘substantial’.
A spokesperson for Greater Manchester fire and Rescue Service said: “At 7.46pm today (September 21) we were called to a road traffic collision on Churchill Way, Salford.
“Two fire engines from Salford fire station and a technical rescue unit from Ashton attended the incident and found a serious two-vehicle crash with one person trapped and needing emergency medical treatment.
“Working alongside the North West Ambulance Service the firefighters developed an extrication plan and safely cut the trapped woman from the badly damaged car.
“She was taken to hospital in an ambulance. Firefighters are currently packing up their equipment and will soon leave the scene. The road remains c,osed in both directions and a substantial amount of traffic has built up.
“We are asking people to avoid the area if possible.”
It’s understood the firefighters who were preparing to leave the scene were diverted to a kitchen fire nearby.