Driver trapped after car flips onto its side in crash in Bispham

A driver was trapped inside their car this morning after a crash landed their vehicle on its side.

By Wes Holmes
Thursday, 10th October 2019, 10:08 am
Picture by Richard Hunt
Picture by Richard Hunt

Firefighters from Bispham fire station were the first to report the incident, involving a car and a van, on the corner of Red Bank Road and Sunnybank Avenue just after 8am.

A fire service spokesman said: "It's right opposite the Bispham fire station. One person was trapped. We are currently talking with the casualty, and firefighters are cutting the roof off. Paramedics are arriving at the scene."

A North West Ambulance Service spokesman said a man in his 70s was involved in the crash, although it was not known if he was the trapped party.

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She said that everyone involved in the crash was 'awake, breathing and conscious', and no major injuries were suspected.

Emergency services remained at the scene at 9am.