FIREFIGHTERS have issued a warning about the dangers of driving in bad weather following a road accident in Manor Park, Runcorn.
Officers believe greasy roads caused by periods of hot dry weather and spells of torrential rain contributed to the incident.
Fire crews were called to rescue a trapped Fiat Punto driver whose vehicle was on its side on the Daresbury Expressway just before midnight last Wednesday.
The driver and one passenger were trapped but a second passenger had managed to free herself.
Firefighters used cutting equipment to remove the car’s roof.
Catherine Hodgson, a road safety training officer at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “In the UK, we experience a wide range of weather conditions. All too often we talk about the unpredictable nature of what the elements can throw at us.
“On the roads, a sudden change in the weather can make for dangerous driving conditions like slippery surfaces or reduced visibility.
“Due to the recent weather being so warm over the past couple of weeks and then having a huge amount of rain, Cheshire’s roads are particularly slick at the moment.”