Woman cut free after four-car smash

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Emergency workers at a serious car accident in Clarence Street. Pic: Richard Rudin

Emergency workers at a serious car accident in Clarence Street. Pic: Richard Rudin

A woman had to be cut free from her car after a four-vehicle smash just outside LJMU’s Redmonds Building on Wednesday afternoon.

All emergency services were called to Clarence Street after reports of the crash in which a 49-year-old-woman suffered suspected neck and back injuries before being taken to the Royal Hospital by ambulance.

Merseyside Police said one of the motorists involved failed to stop at the scene. They are appealing for witnesses to come forward with any information by calling 101 or alternatively Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 with regards to the incident.

A spokesperson for Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service said: “We were called out to a collision involving four vehicles. The incident happened at the junction of Clarence Street and Pleasant Street in Liverpool city centre just before 3pm.

“Firefighters removed the roof of one of the vehicles to free a 49-year-old woman. A 42-year-old man is believed to have suffered neck pain and was taken to the Royal Hospital by ambulance. Paramedics also examined a 50-year-old man at the scene. A fire appliance from City Centre Community Fire Station attended and Fire-fighters were at the scene until just after 4.30pm.”

A spokeswoman for the North West Ambulance Service confirmed the casualties. JMU Journalism contacted the Royal Hospital for an update on the patients’ conditions but we did not receive a response.

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