A crash between two oil tankers in Ellesmere Port has left one of the drivers in a ‘serious’ condition.
Emergency services are currently at the scene of the crash which took place at around 1pm today (Thursday) on Oil Sites Road, just off the M53 near the Boat Museum.
The road has been closed in both directions.
The North West Ambulance Service has confirmed a driver of one of the tankers has been taken to the Countess of Chester Hospital after suffering a heart attack.
A spokesman for the ambulance service confirmed the driver was in cardiac arrest but could not confirm whether this was before or after the accident.
“One patient was taken to the Countess of Chester Hospital ,” the spokesman said.
“The patient was treated for a cardiac arrest but is now conscious and breathing.
“I cannot confirm whether this happened before or after the accident.”
An air ambulance was sent to the scene.
The road is likely to be closed for some time after one of the tankers has overturned and leaked around 7,000 litres of petrol on to the road.
Police are advising motorists to avoid the area.
Anyone with any information in relation to the incident is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 420.