Two drivers taken to hospital after lorry falls on car

Two drivers were taken to hospital after a lorry toppled onto a car in Stalmine, say police.

Thursday, 25th January 2018, 6:57 am
Updated Thursday, 25th January 2018, 7:20 am
Aroad in Stalmine is expected to remain closed until lunchtime following a serious accident after a lorry fell onto a car

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Road closure due to overturned lorry

The accident happened on Strickland Lane just before 7pm on Wednesday, January 24.

The HGV, which was carrying a load of wood, toppled onto the car causing serious damage to the vehicle.

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Aroad in Stalmine is expected to remain closed until lunchtime following a serious accident after a lorry fell onto a car

Shocking pictures released by the Fire Service show how the car was crushed by the impact.

Miraculously, both drivers escaped without serious injury, say police.

A spokesman for the fire service said: "A lorry and a car were in collision, the articulated lorry overturning in the process. Fire crews from Preesall, Bispham and Chorley (Urban Search and Rescue) responded.

"The lorry was carrying a load of wood and there was no fire or spillage of fuel or oil but the driver of each vehicle was injured and were attended to by ambulance paramedics."

Aroad in Stalmine is expected to remain closed until lunchtime following a serious accident after a lorry fell onto a car

The road was closed between Back Lane and Ned's Lane for nearly 12 hours while debris was cleared.

Aroad in Stalmine is expected to remain closed until lunchtime following a serious accident after a lorry fell onto a car
Aroad in Stalmine is expected to remain closed until lunchtime following a serious accident after a lorry fell onto a car