Man rushed to hospital after crash near Old Trafford football stadium

A man has been rushed to hospital after a car crash on a busy road near Manchester United’s Old Trafford Stadium.

Emergency services descended on Wharfside Way in Trafford after being called around 11 a.m. today (January 4).

Officers closed the westbound road between John Gilbert Way and Village Circle shortly after.

The man did not sustain serious injuries, a spokesperson for the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) said.

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Greater Manchester Police, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) and the NWAS were all present at the scene – near The Quays.

The BMW with the coupe roof

Footage from the scene shows several firefighters surrounding one of the cars involved in the collision – a white BMW.

The car can be seen with its roof cut off in one of the images.

GMFRS says teams rescued a man from one of the cars before he was taken to hospital.

The road was closed westbound
The road was closed westbound

A GMFRS spokesperson said: “At 11:20 am this morning (January 4, 2022) crews were called in for a traffic accident on Wharfside Way involving two vehicles.

“Two fire trucks from Moss Side and Agecroft, and a technical response unit from Tameside were present.

“Firefighters worked quickly to secure the scene and save a man from one of the vehicles which was then transported to hospital by NWAS personnel.

“The crews supported colleagues from GMP and NWAS and remained at the scene for approximately an hour.”

GMP confirmed that the collision was “between two cars” on Wharfside Way and was reported “around 11 am”.

A spokesperson for NWAS added: “Man taken to hospital [with] no serious injuries. “

The road reopened around 1 p.m., Transport for Greater Manchester said.

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