CHESHIRE West and Chester Council has launched an investigation after a council vehicle driven by a member of staff was involved in a serious accident.

The Chronicle understands the probe relates to a collision involving a car and a lorry on the Nantwich Road, Tarporley, which took place at about 5am on November 29.

Emergency crews found the car on its roof and there was a man trapped inside while three others appeared unhurt.

Firefighters used specialist equipment to cut the man free.

North West Ambulance Service said at the time that a man suffered a fractured leg and pelvis as well as possible spinal injuries but was conscious, breathing and fully alert.

He was taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.

Council spokeswoman Rachel Ashley said: “We can confirm that an investigation is being carried out following a road accident on November 29, 2012, involving a member of staff and a council vehicle.”

“It would be inappropriate to make any further comment at this time.”

Cheshire police spokeswoman Rachel Hayes confirmed the car driver has not been arrested.