A section of a major Bolton road was closed off this afternoon, Friday, after a car being chased by police crashed into another vehicle.

Emergency services were called to Moss Bank Way near Astley Bridge Park at 2pm. 

Police said officers were chasing one car, which crashed into another vehicle on the road, sending it into a fence. 

The car being chased then crashed into a fence as well.

One person has been taken to hospital following the crash. 

No arrests have been reported.

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A police officer on scene said: “Police were chasing one car, which has crashed into the other.

”It pushed the car into the fence and has then crashed itself. 

“Police set up a vehicle checkpoint, we saw him come through and engaged him in pursuit.” 

A BMW could be seen having crashed through two fences between the road and a basketball court, part of a children's play area. 

North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) confirmed that one person was taken to hospital, and they currently remain on the scene.

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A spokesperson for NWAS said: "We were called at 2pm and two ambulances attended." 

They confirmed that one person has been taken to hospital. 

Astley Bridge Cllr John Walsh has shared his concerns following the "extensive" damage to the vehicles. 

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He also says it is lucky that there were no children in the play area, with Thornleigh Salesian College, and Holy Infant and St Anthony RC Primary School nearby.

He said: "Looking at the extensive damage of the two vehicles, with one going through a fence, it is very concerning. 

"If it hadn't been snowing or hailing, there could have been children in the area, which is cause for concern."

Although the nature of the crash has not yet been confirmed, Cllr Walsh added that speeding has been a concern in the area in the past. 

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Teachers from St Anthony RC School could be seen in the park with hi-vis vests on, directing children. 

One said: “We got an email saying can staff help the kids get home. It worries me, how many accidents there are on this road. 

“There have been a couple of accidents since I’ve worked here.” 

The road was closed for around two hours before being reopened just after 4pm.