Crash halts tram services

The scene of the accident
The scene of the accident
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Tram services between Cleveleys and Fleetwood have been suspended following a collision between a tram and a car.

The incident happened at around 9.55am today in Larkholme Lane.

A blue Citroen car was involved in a collision with a Blackpool Transport tram on a crossing.

No passengers were on the tram at the time. Police said the vehicle was being used for driver training.

The female driver of the Citroen is being treated at the scene. She has complained of neck and back pain.

The road was closed at the scene of the accident.

Tramway services were terminated at Thornton Gate with passengers advised to use either the number 1 or number 14 bus service between Fleetwood and Blackpool.

The tramway has now re-opened with residual delays.