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Man trapped under bin wagon near Marks and Spencer in Prestwich taken to hospital

Manchester Evening News logo Manchester Evening News 06/12/2018 Alexandra Rucki
a truck is parked on the side of a building: Man trapped under bin wagon in Prestwich. © Steve Allen Man trapped under bin wagon in Prestwich.

Emergency services rescued a man trapped under a bin wagon in Prestwich.

Police, the ambulance service and firefighters were scrambled to Bury New Road, near to M&S Simply Food, following the collision just after 10am.

A spokesman for the fire service said the man is 'conscious and breathing', and it is not known how seriously injured he is.

Firefighters and paramedics worked to release the man.

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The air ambulance is also at the scene.

Road closures are in place there are reports of long delays in the Bury area.

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A Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "We were called at 10.04am to Bury New Road.

"Two engines from Whitefield and Broughton, and the technical response unit from Ashton, attended a road traffic collision involving a bin wagon and a man.

"The casualty is trapped at the rear of the bin wagon. Crews are working with the North West Ambulance Service to safely remove the casualty."

a police car parked on a city street © Credits: Steve Allen

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A spokeswoman for NWAS said: "We were called at 9.59am we are still at the scene.

"The air ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and advanced technician attended. Somebody is trapped under a lorry."

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said the man was released at 11.40am and taken to hospital.

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