TWO people suffered 'life-changing injuries' following a crash near the Oakmere crossroads yesterday, Sunday.

A blue Audi A6 and white Citroen Cactus crashed on the A556 at Oakmere shortly around 5.10pm – with firefighters using specialist cutting equipment to free the casualties.

The crash, on the A556 Chester Road west of the crossroads, occurred between the junctions of Overdale Lane and the A49 Forest Road.

Police believe the Citroen was travelling eastbound, towards Manchester, and the Audi was travelling westbound, towards Chester.

The driver of the Citroen, a 26-year-old-woman from Bolton, and the driver of the Audi, a 81-year-old woman from Utkinton, both sustained life-changing injuries as a result of the collision.

The pair remain in hospital as of Monday afternoon, in a stable condition with serious injuries.

PC Liz Thompson said: “Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing and as part of our investigation we want to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or saw either of the vehicles in the moments leading up to the incident.

“We are also appealing for anyone who thinks that they may have dashcam or CCTV footage which may aid our investigation to get in touch.”

Anyone with information about the incident can contact Cheshire Police on 101, quoting incident number IML 483299, or you can send in information online here.

Dashcam footage can be submitted here.