Woman arrested and casualty rushed to major trauma centre after crash in Fylde

A woman has been arrested and three casualties have been taken to hospital after a crash in Fylde this morning (Wednesday, March 24).

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 7:53 am
Updated Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 12:30 pm

The crash happened at the junction of Fleetwood Road (A585) and Greenhalgh Lane, near the Shell garage in Esprick at 6.45am.

Police closed the road in both directions whilst North West Ambulance Service dispatched two ambulances and a rapid response unit to the scene.

One man in his late 20s has been taken to the major trauma centre at Royal Preston Hospital with serious chest injuries.

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Two other casualties have also been taken to hospital, one with an arm injury and the other having sustained minor injuries.

Pictures taken at the scene show the wrecked vehicles - a Vauxhall Vivaro van and a Lexus RX - that appear to have been involved in a head-on collision.

Lancashire Police said the driver of one of the vehicles - a 36-year-old woman - has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

A police spokesman said: "Police were called at 6.45am to a report of a collision between a Vauxhall Vivaro van and a Lexus RX.

The scene of the crash near the Shell garage and Starbucks in Fleetwood Road (A585), Esprick this morning (Wednesday, March 24)
The scene of the crash near the Shell garage and Starbucks in Fleetwood Road (A585), Esprick this morning (Wednesday, March 24)

"Three people were taken to hospital but thankfully there were no serious injuries.

"A 36-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of drink driving. Enquiries are ongoing.

"The road was reopened at about 9.20am."

The road was closed for nearly three hours between Mile Road and the M55 junction, leading to long traffic delays, before reopening.