UPDATE: One arrested after driver flees car after trail of destruction

The crash saw significant damaged caused to a phonebox and traffic light
The crash saw significant damaged caused to a phonebox and traffic light

One person has been arrested after a car left a trail of destruction in Blackpool overnight.

Police were called to Lytham Road, close to the junction with Bloomfield Road, after a silver VW Beetle demolished a phonebox and smashed into a traffic light at around 1.50am.

The Beetle flattened a phonebox before smashing into a traffic light, leaving it hanging down

The Beetle flattened a phonebox before smashing into a traffic light, leaving it hanging down

Officers found the car to be empty after the driver fled the crash, but arrested a man nearby on suspicion of a slew of offences.

The 27-year-old, of no fixed address, was held on suspicion of dangerous driving, drink driving, and taking a vehicle without consent.

He remains in custody where he is due to be questioned.

Pictures taken at the scene at around 2.20am clearly show the damage caused.

Before the crash, as seen on Google Streetview

Before the crash, as seen on Google Streetview

Glass and debris – including the car’s windscreen wipers – were left scattered across the junction after the badly-damaged Beetle ploughed into the street furniture.

And the phonebox was left almost unrecognisable, with the traffic light at a 45 degree angle.