A MAN escaped with minor injuries after his car ploughed into some railings and landed on its roof on an industrial estate.

The incident happened in Brook Street, in Bury, at the junction with Geoffrey Street, shortly after midday today.

The driver's white Mercedes had collided with a black Volvo before crashing through the grey metal railings outside C&M Engineering and landing on its roof.

The drivers, both of whom were male, walked away from the incident with only minor injuries.

The Mercedes driver sustained minor head injuries while the Volvo driver escaped with bumps and grazes.

Police, fire and ambulance services all attended the scene.

Following the incident, road closures were put in place on Brook Street, Geoffrey Street, Bridge Street, and Taylor Street.

The vehicles have since been recovered and the roads are expected to open shortly.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said: “We were called at 12.08pm to Brook Street in Bury to reports of a two vehicle collision involving a Volvo and a Mercedes.

“Two male drivers escaped with minor injuries.”

Saul Hickey, crew manager at Bury Fire Station said that the Mercedes driver had had a 'lucky escape'.

He added: "The Mercedes came to rest on its roof against the wall of a business on the corner of Brook Street.

"The occupants of both cars were conscious and breathing and managed to self-rescue.

"It was definitely a lucky escape. You can see just how close it was."