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Man taken to hospital after tractor overturns on busy road

A man has been taken to hospital after his tractor overturned on a busy road.

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Police were called to the incident in Ramsbottom Road, near Bolton, at around 4.30pm on Wednesday.

 

A number of cars stopped to help and alert the emergency services - who closed the road.

 

One motorist told the Bury Times: “The man, who is in his 40s I think, wasn’t speeding, his wheel just clipped the kerb, it is a narrow road.

 

“The tractor turned over. I was behind him following him towards Bolton.


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“I went to him and he was just screaming get me out. He had injured his leg but said he could feel his toes. I tried to keep him calm and a few of us had stopped and called the emergency services.

 

“He was talking but the pain would come in waves, I don’t know how much pain he would have been in.

 

"I stayed until the emergency services arrived."

 

The driver gave dashcam footage to the police, who have launched an investigation.

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