Merseyside ditch crash man cut free from car

A man had to be cut free by firefighters after his car crashed into a ditch in Merseyside.

Merseyside Fire Service had to use hydraulic cutting equipment to free the 45-year-old from the vehicle which crashed at about 01:30 GMT.

The car left the road and was found partially in a ditch by firefighters near the junction of Pasture Lane and Southport Old Road, Formby.

They helped paramedics to move the man on a long board to a waiting ambulance.

Firefighters had to remove a rear passenger door and a central column attached to the door.

The man was taken to University Hospital Aintree.

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