A MAN had a lucky escape after being cut out of a car by firefighters after a crash in Knutsford.

The incident happened on Manchester Road, not far from the Cottons Hotel, at around 3pm yesterday afternoon (July 20).

Police, ambulance and three fire crews all rushed to the scene after the black Vauxhall Zafira collided with a HGV, while an air ambulance also landed nearby.

The man who was cut free was taken to hospital with a wrist injury, but his injuries are not thought to be serious or life threatening. Two other people were taken to hospital while another assessed at the scene.

Knutsford Fire Station tweeted a photograph from the scene, commenting: "Four people had precautionary checks and one male was extricated from the vehicle.

"His injuries are not thought to be life threatening."

A spokesman for North West Ambulance Service said: "We have taken three people to hospital by road.

"One needed to be freed from their vehicle and suffered a wrist injury.

"One other was assessed at the scene. Helimed crew also attended."

A spokesman for Cheshire Police said yesterday: "Officers were called just before 3pm to Manchester Road, Knutsford following reports of a collision involving HGV and black Vauxhall Zafira."

They had nothing further to add when approached when approached this morning.