UPDATE: Woman hurt in Blackpool town centre smash

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A lorry was involved in a pile-up in Blackpool town centre that caused major delays to drivers in the area.

Several roads were blocked following the crash at the junction of Talbot Road and Cookson Street on Thursday afternoon.

Police, fire crews and paramedics were all called to the scene after reports of a four-vehicle smash.

It is understood a lamp post was damaged in the collision, which took place at around 2.30pm.

All roads have now re-opened.

Initial reports suggested a woman was trapped in her car following the crash but Lancashire Fire and Rescue has since confirmed nobody had to be rescued from their vehicle.

There was no fire but firefighters assisted paramedics at the scene in administering first aid to casualties.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue

Police say a woman reported neck injuries but it is thought nobody was seriously hurt.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “We were called just after 2.30pm to a collision on Talbot Road.

“We were informed by the ambulance service that there had been a crash involving four vehicles, a building and a lamp post.”

One of the vehicles was described as a “skip van”.

A Lancashire Fire and Rescue spokesman said: “We were called to a road traffic collision involving a lorry and three cars.

“No-one was trapped in any of the vehicles and there was no fire but firefighters assisted paramedics at the scene in administering first aid to casualties, in addition to ensuring there were no remaining hazards due to fuel or oil leaks or debris.”