UPDATE: Four arrested after crash

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Four people have been arrested after a car crash on a major route into Blackpool.

The A583, Preston New Road was closed between junction four of the M55 and Clifton Avenue, Mereside, while accident investigation work took place.

The Blackpool-bound car, a blue VW Sharan, collided with the central reservation barrier at around 10.55am.

The men, aged 18 and 31, are in custody on suspicion of drink-driving and dangerous driving offences, as well as unlawful possession of the vehicle.

The two women, believed to be in their late teens were taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital but only suffered minor injuries.

They were also arrested on suspicion of unlawful possession.

The road was reopened around 2pm.