A MAN has suffered serious injuries after becoming trapped under a bin wagon in Prestwich.

Firefighters, police and ambulance staff were called to the scene outside the Longfield Centre, in Bury New Road at about 10am.

Firefighters and ambulance staff worked to rescue the man, who has since been freed and taken to hospital with leg injuries.

A spokesman for the fire service said the man was 'conscious and breathing'.

Bury New Road was closed southbound at the junction with Fairfax Road while emergency services worked to rescue the man, but has since reopened.

Drivers were being asked to avoid the area as traffic built up.

An air ambulance also attended the scene and was spotted on nearby St Mary's Park.

A Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "We were called at 10.04am to Bury New Road.

"Two engines from Whitefield and Broughton, and the technical response unit from Ashton, attended a road traffic collision involving a bin wagon and a man.

"The casualty is trapped at the rear of the bin wagon. Crews are working with the North West Ambulance Service to safely remove the casualty."

A spokesman for the ambulance service said: "We were called at 9.59am.

"We have taken a patient to hospital. It does look like quite serious injuries to their legs.