Witnesses tell of horror after car crashes into crowd of people in Blackpool

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A woman who was caught up in the drama as a car drove into a crowds of people in Blackpool town centre says she is 'one of the luckiest people alive'.

The woman, who works nearby said she had only seconds to react after seeing a car heading straight for her on the pavement.

Police cordoned off a section of Tablot Road, in Blackpool town centre, after a car drove into a crowd of people

Police cordoned off a section of Tablot Road, in Blackpool town centre, after a car drove into a crowd of people

Three people were hit by a Skoda car outside a nightclub on Talbot Road at around 11.50pm on Saturday, police said.

They were treated by paramedics and none of the injuries are thought to be life threatening.

Police are now appealing for witnesses and anyone with footage of the incident to come forward.

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The woman, who says she was walking back to her mum's car to get a lift home after her shift had finished, told the Gazette: "Unfortunately I was one of the people who saw what has happened today. I was walking back from work to my mum's car as I was going to get picked up.

Police are urging anybody with video footage of the crash to get in touch

Police are urging anybody with video footage of the crash to get in touch

"As I am getting closer to my mum's car I see a car coming straight towards me crashing into the white and red gates and everything on its way. It was horrible and I had a matter of seconds to get out of the way.

"Honestly I am one of the luckiest people alive I got out this without a scratch.

"I am in such a state of shock that I can’t even remember how I got back to my mum's car as I ran in a complete opposite way."

Taxi driver Robin Garner captured the car on his dashcam before the incident as he was unloading passengers at the Home/HQ clubs.

Police have said the incident, which injured three people, is not linked to terrorism

Police have said the incident, which injured three people, is not linked to terrorism

He said: "Although the incident wasn’t caught by my camera it clearly shows him speeding past me heading towards the zebra crossing, then he turned left onto Market street and a few moments later he came flying out of Corporation Street / Talbot Road junction smashing through the road work barriers. He then took a left then a right heading north on the promenade."

Mr Garner says he has passed the footage on to police.

Police officers cordoned off a section of Talbot Road outside the Home and HQ club following the incident.

The vehicle was recovered in the Norbreck area around 45 minutes after the crash.

A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident in Blackpool town centre

A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident in Blackpool town centre

In a statement issued on Sunday, a Lancashire Police spokesman said: “A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, dangerous driving and driving while unfit through drink or drugs, after a car collided with pedestrians in Blackpool.

“At 11.50pm on Saturday April 14, three people were struck by a Skoda outside a nightclub in Talbot Road.

“They suffered injuries which were not thought to be life threatening and were treated by NWAS (North West Ambulance Service).

“The incident is not thought to be terror related.

“The vehicle was recovered in the Norbreck area of the town at 12.35am and a 19-year-old man from West Yorkshire was arrested and taken into custody.”

Anyone with mobile phone or CCTV footage of the incident is asked to contact Lancashire Police on 101, quoting log 1862 of April 14.

Three people were injured when a car dorve into a crowd of people in Blackpool

Three people were injured when a car dorve into a crowd of people in Blackpool