A 37-YEAR-old woman had to be cut free from wreckage by firefighters following a collision between two cars, it has emerged.

She was taken to Aintree Hospital after the incident on Elton Head Road around 4pm on Friday (June 13).

A 38-year-old man who was in the other vehicle was checked at the scene by paramedics and taken to Whiston Hospital.

Two fire engines from St Helens and Whiston were at the scene for just over an hour.