Elderly woman rescued from car after Meols crash

AN ELDERLY woman had to be cut free from her car after it was involved in a three-vehicle collision in Meols this afternoon.

Police and rescuers were called to the scene in Birkenhead Road at 15.26 today.

A Mersey Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said the woman, whose exact age has not yet been released, had been successfully extricated from the wreckage.

She was being treated at the scene by paramedics.

The spokeswoman confirmed that three vehicles were involved in the collision.

The rescue effort has caused severe delays on the A553 Birkenhead Road, the main through-route between West Kirby and Hoylake to Moreton.

There is slow traffic and the road is closed both ways between Dovepoint Road and Fornalls Green Lane.

The fire service had two appliances at the scene, the spokeswoman said.

A Globe reader said there were several police cars in attendance and that the traffic situation was "chaos".

A Merseyside Police spokeswoman said two cars were involved, a blue Ford Fiesta and a green Volkswagen Polo.

Officers were expected to recover the vehicles, which were partially blocking the bridge over Meols railway station, at around 4.30pm.