Driver in a 'serious' condition after falling ill behind the wheel and smashing into fence near to Blackpool's psychiatric unit

The scene of the accident (Picture: Google)
The scene of the accident (Picture: Google)
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A 38-year-old man from Blackpool was in a 'serious' condition in hospital after falling ill behind the wheel of a car and smashing into a fence, police said.

The Audi A4 crossed the central reservation in Preston New Road, Marton, while travelling towards the resort, and hit the fencing, close to The Harbour psychiatric unit, at around 6.10pm yesterday.

He was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

The busy road, which runs off the M55, was closed for around two hours while investigation work was carried out.