Blackpool man suffers punctured lung after van and bus crash in Central Drive

A 48-year-old man from Blackpool has suffered a punctured lung after a van crashed into a bus in Central Drive.

Tuesday, 30th April 2019, 11:28 am
Updated Tuesday, 30th April 2019, 11:35 am
Police are investigating a crash between a VW Caddy van and a bus at around 7.50pm on the mini roundabout connecting the Central Drive and Grasmere Road in Blackpool.

The crash happened at around 7.50pm on Saturday (April 27) after the two vehicles collided on a mini roundabout connecting Central Drive and Grasmere Road, near the Odeon cinema.

Following enquiries from the Gazette, police confirmed that two people were injured in the crash involving a Volkswagen Caddy van and a single decker bus.

The passenger of the VW Caddy, a 48-year-old man from Blackpool, suffered a punctured lung and a broken collarbone. The driver also suffered minor injuries.

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Police are investigating a crash between a VW Caddy van and a bus at around 7.50pm on the mini roundabout connecting the Central Drive and Grasmere Road in Blackpool.

The bus driver and passengers were uninjured.

A police spokesman said: "We are appealing for information following a collision in Blackpool on Saturday (April 27).

"It happened at around 7:50pm when a VW Caddy van and a single decker bus have collided on a mini roundabout connecting the A5099 Central Drive and B5261 Grasmere Road.

"The driver of the Caddy, a 41-year-old man from Blackpool, suffered minor injuries and the front seat passenger, a 48-year-old man also from Blackpool, suffered a broken clavicle and a punctured lung."

Sgt Paul Maguire from the Tactical Operations Unit added: “We are investigating the cause of this incident and need any witnesses we haven’t spoken to already to make contact with us.

“If you have any information please call 101 quoting incident reference 1236 of April 29th or email [email protected]