van and HGV A500 collision on A500 near Shavington - pic by Cheshire Police

A van driver had to be cut free after being seriously injured in a collision with a HGV on the A500 near Shavington.

The accident forced the closure of the Barthomley bypass section for several hours between Shavington and the M6 junction 16.

Fire crews from Nantwich, Crewe and Alsager were alerted to the incident which happened just before 6am today (March 28).

The man was trapped in the wreckage of the light goods vehicle.

Firefighters used cutting equipment to get the casualty out and to the care of paramedics.

He was taken to hospital for further treatment.

Hundreds of drivers were diverted in both directions throughout morning rush hour until around 10am when the A500 was re-opened.

(pic courtesy of Cheshire Police @CPTaskforce)

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