Woman suffers chest injury as crash shuts Newton Drive

A two-car crash, which left one person hurt, was causing traffic problems in Blackpool, the emergency services said.

Friday, 26th January 2018, 2:42 pm
Updated Friday, 26th January 2018, 4:19 pm
The junction where the accident happened (Picture: Google)

The junction of Newton Avenue and Bathhurst Avenue was blocked following the crash, which reportedly happened at around 1.35pm.

Police said it involved a blue Vauxhall Zafira car and silver Citroen Dispatch van, with nobody seriously injured. Newton Drive was closed by officers.

Paramedics treated a woman in her mid-30s for a chest injury before taking her to Blackpool Victoria Hospital, a spokeswoman for the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) said.

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Firefighters were called as a precaution after one of the vehicles was seen smoking after the accident, a spokesman for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service added.

Blackpool Transport said its number 19 bus service would terminate at the nearby hospital, while its two service would be diverted along St Walburgas Road and Garstang Road.