Joey the Swan accident in Wistaston

Fire crews and an air ambulance were called out to a serious road accident near Joey the Swan in Wistaston.

The two-vehicle smash left at least one person trapped in the wreckage on Church Lane, by the junction at Joey the Swan.

The collision involved a Nissan 4×4 and a Ford Zetec.

The driver of the 4×4, a 48-year-old local man, was airflifted to hospital as a precaution.

The other driver suffered minor injuries.

Eye-witnesses say firefighters had to remove the roof of one of the damaged cars involved in the collision.

Cheshire Police said the incident happened at around 12.40pm yesterday (Sunday March 5).

Some in the village fear more accidents are inevitable as traffic looks set to increase with the proposed housing development on nearby Witter’s Field.

(pics courtesy of Nantwichnews readers)

Air Ambulance over Wistaston, pic by Jonathan White


  1. Employees of Gladman Developments should not be allowed to comment on the Witter’s Field estate, as their views are clearly biased and unrealistic.

    • Jon – I am not an employee of Gladman Developments, far from it.

      Your accusation of trolling and the assumption of my employement status tells me a great deal about you. You clearly have an axe to grind with the future development and likely attended many of the local meetings against the development.

      Your clear emotional stance reinforces my earlier comment regarding the use of any issues / incidents as cause to moan about the development.

      Believe it or not, I spend time most days walking my little companion around Witters Field, surely meaning I must be dead set against the development?

      Sadly not – I class my view as forward thinking, seeing the bigger picture for Wistaston and the wider locality. A development of such scale will bring wealth to the area, encouraging and supporting investment in and around the town (ultimately leading to jobs).

      Surely this is a good thing for us all?

  2. Sam – I assume you are trolling?

  3. I love how people will use this as a catalyst for complaining about the Witters Field development.

    The simple fact is that the majority of traffic in the area is fed from several surrounding estates, each comprising of way over 300 houses. With a number of people using the route as a by-pass to Middlewhich Road.

    The new development is likely to be insignificant to the existing problem – I agree with anyone who says that the road layout and existing traffic is an issue. The route needed urgent attention way before the news of the development.

    Hopefully development plans extend further than the site in partnership with the council, to include local critical infrastructure.

    I think the housing development could be a positive step change for Wistaston.

  4. Unfortunately I foresee an increase in road traffic accidents when the 300 houses on Witter’s Field are built – hundreds of additional vehicles will congest Church Lane and the other surrounding B-roads.

  5. Dave evans says:

    That junction needs a roundabout blind bend . Accelerating drivers downhill 3 junctions narrow bridge . It’ll take an incident involving a school child to make them make i5 safe

  6. Heather Smyth says:

    Been past where the accident happened and there’s lots of broken glass on the side of the road and on the pavement!!
    Pedestrians, dogs and bikers beware!!

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