A man fell from his motorized wheelchair into the road at Weld Road traffic lights, Southport, at about 3:00pm this afternoon (Wednesday 18th July 2012).

Members of the public and passing motorists rushed to the injured mans aid.

A passing police patrol car stopped at the scene and used their vehicle as a shield to protect the man from being run over.

The man  lay in the road for at least 20 minutes before an ambulance arrived.

His condition is unknown at the present time.

An investigation is underway into the accident.

A big well done to all who helped the injured man.