A MAN has suffered spinal injuries after a crash in Radcliffe.

The incident involving a Mercedes and another car happened in Bury Road, near to the Quick Fit garage, at around 7pm.

Fire crews had to cut the roof from the Mercedes to free the 58-year-old driver, who had suffered injuries to his spine.

He was then treated by paramedics and taken to hospital.

However, he was first attended on the scene by on off duty paramedic who had been on the way to work.

Saul Hickey, Bury Community Fire Station crew manager, said: "We had to be very careful, so we got him on a board after we got the roof off and then moved him onto a stretcher before the North West Ambulance Service could take him to hospital."

All of the other passengers managed to free themselves from the car, and two were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Both of the cars are said to be written off.

A NWAS spokesman said: "We were called at just after 7pm to reports of a two car collision. We sent and ambulance and a rapid response vehicle to the scene.

"Two patients were checked over for minor injuries and discharged at the scene. One patient was taken to hospital. They were not considered to have suffered major trauma."