CHESHIRE firefighters are urging drivers to remember the importance of wearing a seatbelt on the roads, following a road traffic collision last night (Friday, April 29).
Crews were called to an A55 slip road near Wrexham Road in Chester at around 8pm after a van collided with a people carrier that had been parked too close to the road.
It is believed the 53-year-old male driver of the people carrier had stopped on the slip road to read a map, and was not wearing a seatbelt when the van collided with the vehicle.
Fire crews used specialist equipment to cut him free from the rear of the vehicle.
Despite this, the driver is not believed to have suffered major injuries. He was taken to the Countess of Chester hospital. The driver of the van was not injured.
A spokesman for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service stressed the importance of wearing seatbelts, and urged drivers to find a safer place to park if they need to stop for several minutes.
“We urge drivers to come off the main road if they need to pull over for something, and not just to park on the slip road of an extremely busy road.”