Lucky escape for motorist as car overturns

Forest Drive accident, Lytham - photo Jonathan Birt
Forest Drive accident, Lytham - photo Jonathan Birt

A driver had a lucky escape after his car collided with a lamp post and flipped onto its roof.

Police were called around 12pm today to the incident on Forest Drive in Lytham.

Forest Drive accident, Lytham - photo Jonathan Birt

Forest Drive accident, Lytham - photo Jonathan Birt

A silver Ford car had collided with a lamp post, causing the car to overturn.

A Lancashire police spokesman said: “At 12.05pm today we had a call from the ambulance service.

“There was a one vehicle road traffic collision. The driver is believed to be in his mid 30s.

“The driver managed to get out of the car but had chest pains and cuts to his hands. He was treated by paramedics.

Forest Drive accident, Lytham - photo Jonathan Birt

Forest Drive accident, Lytham - photo Jonathan Birt

“Fylde Council has been made aware of the collapsed lamp post and the area is currently being cleared up.”