Car crashed after driver took ill

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A driver was taken to hospital after crashing his car after taking ill at the wheel.

The man was driving a black Mercedes C230 along Breck Road, Poulton, when it crashed into a lamppost close to the Royal Oak pub, shortly after 3pm today.

The casualty was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital and the road closed off by police for a short time to investigate and clear the scene.

A spokesman for North West Ambulance Service said: “The driver appears to have taken ill at the wheel of the car and then crashed.

“An ambulance took the patient to hospital.”