Fire crews mobilised after serious crash on Squires Gate Lane in Blackpool

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A serious crash near Blackpool Retail Park has forced police to close a major road this afternoon (July 3).


The crash happened at around 2.20pm in Squires Gate Lane, near the traffic lights at the junction of Weeton Avenue.

Fire crews and police at the scene of a serious crash at the junction of Squires Gate Lane and Weeton Avenue in Blackpool this afternoon (July 3)

Fire crews and police at the scene of a serious crash at the junction of Squires Gate Lane and Weeton Avenue in Blackpool this afternoon (July 3)

Fire crews from Blackpool and St Annes have been mobilised to assist with the incident.

The crash involved a silver Skoda Octavia and a white pickup truck.

Firefighters have helped recover a person from the stricken Skoda before handing the casualty to paramedics.

A spokesman for North West Ambulance Service said: "We were called to Weeton Avenue at 2.02pm in response to a road traffic incident.

"Two people have been taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital with injuries.

"Two ambulances, a rapid response unit, and an advanced paramedic from the air ambulance service are in attendance."

Police remain at the scene and Squires Gate Lane has been closed to eastbound traffic.

Squires Gate Lane westbound remains open.

More to follow...