TWO people were taken to hospital, including a pedestrian, after three cars were involved in a crash in St Helens town centre.

The three-vehicle collision took place on College Street shortly after 2pm.

The fire and rescue service and ambulance attended the scene and police set up a cordon on the road.

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Occupants had to be cut out of one of the vehicles by recue crews.

Two people, including one pedestrian, were taken to hospital and occupants of two of the cars involved were assessed at the scene by paramedics.

A Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Crews were alerted at 2.13pm and on scene at 2.23pm, with four fire engines and the Search & Rescue Team in attendance.

“Crews arrived to find three vehicles, all on all four wheels, which had been involved in a collision. A pedestrian was also involved.

“One vehicle had two persons inside who were being assessed by North West Ambulance (NWAS) personnel, a second vehicle had two occupants who were out of the vehicle being assessed by NWAS.

“A third vehicle had one person out of the vehicle with no reported injuries. The pedestrian involved had a minor injury.”

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He added: “After assessment by NWAS the crews removed the two front doors from the first vehicle with occupants still inside, one occupant was able to remove themselves from the vehicle while the remaining occupant was treated by NWAS before being able to leave the vehicle before being taken to hospital by NWAS for further treatment.

“The pedestrian involved was also taken to hospital for treatment. No injuries are thought to be serious and remaining casualties did not require hospital treatment.  

“MFRS crews handed over to Merseyside Police and left the scene at 3.20pm.”