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Blackpool Road closed after collision near Lea Gate pub

Posted on - 16th April, 2016 - 9:12pm | Author - | Posted in - Lea, News
The collision is near the Lea gate pub Pic: Paul Melling/Tony Worrall

The collision is near the Lea gate pub Pic: Paul Melling/Tony Worrall

A major road into Preston has been closed following a collision near Lea.

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Preston Police said they have been called to a crash near the Lea Gate pub in Blackpool Road.

The North West Ambulance Service is in attendance.

Update: The road has reopened and police are appealing for witnesses after a man in his 60s was seriously injured

Police presence at Lea Gate Pic: Sean Cunningham

Police presence at Lea Gate Pic: Sean Cunningham

The incident happened shortly before 9pm on Saturday, and involves a car and a pedestrian.

Sergeant Dean Khan of Preston Police said the road was closed in both directions.

He said: “It’s likely to be closed for some time. It is closed both ways, there’s a total closure.

“I can’t go into anything about injuries at this stage. I can confirm ambulances were called.”

A police spokesman said earlier: “No time scale is currently available for the road reopening. Congestion is highly likely please avoid the area and find an alternative route.”

A spokesman for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service later said they were called out.

He said: “We received the call around 8.40pm.

“The collision involved several vehicles and a pedestrian.

“No one was trapped but our crews helped administer first aid to one or more casualties.”

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