Police release fresh update after man is arrested over hit-and-run smash in Blackpool

Firefighters cut the roof off the Skoda to free two women in their 50s (Picture: Rachel Atkinson)
Firefighters cut the roof off the Skoda to free two women in their 50s (Picture: Rachel Atkinson)

A man arrested after a two-car hit-and-run crash that left three women hurt has been released under investigation, police said.

The 40-year-old, from Blackpool, was held on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving after handing himself into the new police station in Marton on Thursday. A 38-year-old man, also from Blackpool, is due to be questioned after being released from Royal Preston Hospital, where he is being treated for an arm injury.

The wreckage of a blue BMW M4 following a crash with a Skoda Citigo in Garstang Road, Blackpool, at 8.04pm on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, which left three women hurt and police hunting two men - including the BMW's driver (Picture: Lancashire Police)

The wreckage of a blue BMW M4 following a crash with a Skoda Citigo in Garstang Road, Blackpool, at 8.04pm on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, which left three women hurt and police hunting two men - including the BMW's driver (Picture: Lancashire Police)

Police said officers were looking for two men who fled a blue BMW M4 after it collided with a Skoda Citigo in Garstang Road, Blackpool, at around 8pm on Wednesday.

A 25-year-old female passenger in the BMW suffered a serious leg injury, while two women in the Skoda, 57 from Poulton and 55 from Blackpool, each suffered a broken wrist. Witnesses were urged to come forward.