A CRASH has left a man with “potentially life-threatening” injuries.

Cheshire Police has launched an investigation into a crash along the A54 Middlewich Road in Delamere earlier this week.

A 76-year-old man who had been driving one of the vehicles involved remains in hospital with “serious injuries”.

Sergeant Simon Degg said: “Our investigation is ongoing and as part of our enquiries, we would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this incident.

“We would also like to hear from anyone who has dashcam or CCTV footage.

“If you have any information, please contact us via cheshire.police.uk/tell-us or call 101, quoting IML-1648724.”

A large emergency service presence was called to the A54 Middlewich Road shortly before 3.15pm on Tuesday (September 19) following reports of a two-vehicle collision.

A blue MG TF and a flatbed truck, a Mitsubishi Fuso Canter loaded with a Ford Fiesta, had crashed at the junction of Fishpool Road and Abbey Lane.

The 76-year-old man, who is from Neston, had been driving the MG TF.

He was taken to hospital and remains there as of 10am on Thursday (September 21).

Police say his injuries are "serious and potentially life-threatening”.

Both Middlewich Road and Abbey Lane were closed in both directions as a result of the crash, as was a nearby pub, the Fishpool Inn

The road closures were lifted several hours later, at around 9.20pm.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service were also called, with four engines sent to the scene – one each from Powey Lane, Winsford, Penketh and Tarporley.

A CFRS spokesperson said: “Firefighters were called to assist with a serious road traffic collision involving two vehicles, a car and a flatbed truck.

“A casualty was trapped in the car and was extricated by firefighters before being handed into the care of paramedics and transferred to hospital by road ambulance.”

North West Ambulance Service also attended, with an air ambulance, an advanced paramedic and a response vehicle called as well.