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Vehicles damaged at repair centre after car overturns

An elderly man has been described as “very lucky” after a car he was driving ended up on its side following a collision outside a vehicle repair garage.

The crash, which also involved a van, happened at around 10.20am on Tuesday on the A5011 Knutsford Road by Lawton Service Centre.

Speaking to The Chronicle about the incident Rob Bird, a front office staff member at David Mills Repair Centre next to the petrol station, said that three of its cars that were on the forecourt were also “smashed up”.

“He was a very lucky man, because we’ve got concrete posts, that hold a chain and it was very close to him in the car as it turned over. No one was on the pavement or the forecourt, it was just that one spot in the day when there’s no one around, thankfully,” added Mr Bird.

He explained that one of the cars on the forecourt would be “a complete write-off”, while the other two would need to be repaired before they could be returned to their owners.
“Once we found out there was no danger to life, it was just a clearing up exercise. It was just a lot of hassle for us,” said Mr Bird.

A spokesperson for Cheshire Police said: “At around 10.20am on Tuesday, 25th April, police were called to reports of a collision on Liverpool Road West, Church Lawton. Officers attended and found that a green Ford Focus had overturned. There were no reports of any injuries and no arrests were made.”

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service reported: “Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision in Church Lawton involving four vehicles, with one vehicle on its side. One casualty was assisted out of a vehicle and handed to the care of paramedics. Police also attended this incident.”

Photo: Lisa Pearl Connor.

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