Crash on new-look Prom

Car accident on the Promenade
Car accident on the Promenade
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A TWO car crash has marked the first vehicle collision on Blackpool’s new-look Promenade.

The accident involving a silver BMW and a white Ford Fiesta (above) comes just a day after traffic experts told critics of the controversial Promenade to ‘keep faith’.

Police were called to the incident outside Chubby’s Bar, near Talbot Square, at around 8.30pm yesterday.

No-one was injured in the collision but police say they will be ‘keeping an eye’ on that stretch.

A spokesman said: “It is the first accident on that section of road.

“We believe the vehicles were heading north away from the Golden Mile towards Talbot Square when the incident happened.

“We will keep an eye on that area. It has been changed to a 20mph zone which people need to be alert to.”

There have been safety concerns ever since the Golden Mile – designed around a ‘shared space’ concept with no road markings or kerbs – was re-opened to traffic last month.

Some fear the changes will lead to more accidents.

One welfare group even described the revamp as creating a “no-go area” for blind residents and visitors.