Suspected drink-driver 'lucky to be alive' after ploughing through lamppost and concrete bollards in Thornton

A "drink-driver" hurtled through a lamppost and concrete bollards before narrowly missing a bus stop in Thornton.

Monday, 31st May 2021, 11:05 am

Armed officers were called to assist Wyre Police following the incident near the Gardeners Arms pub in Fleetwood Road North last night (May 30).

The motorist - who was reportedly over the drink-driving limit - smashed through a lampost and six concrete bollards before narrowly missing a bus shelter.

Dramatic images released by police show the grey Mercedes suffered significant damage in the collision, causing the airbags to deploy.

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Debris was also left strewn across the pub's car park, along with oil or petrol which had leaked from the car.

"Amazingly lucky nobody was seriously injured," a spokesman for Lancashire Police said.

"Don’t drink and drive."

A 'drink-driver' hurtled through a lamppost and concrete bollards near the Gardeners Arms pub in Fleetwood Road North. (Credit: Lancashire Police)

Lancashire Police have been approached for more details.

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Dramatic images released by police show the grey Mercedes suffered significant damage in the collision. (Credit: Lancashire Police)