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Blackpool Road crash: Police directing traffic as buses diverted

Posted on - 1st February, 2016 - 1:19pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Ribbleton, Roads, Transport
The Vauxhall involved in the crash and the police stopping traffic Pics: Paul Iddon

The Vauxhall involved in the crash and the police stopping traffic Pics: Paul Iddon

Traffic on Blackpool Road was busy on Monday lunchtime due to a collision.

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Preston Police were directing traffic after a red Vauxhall crashed into the central barrier at the junction of Ribbleton Avenue and Blackpool Road.

The incident happened shortly before 12.45pm and the driver of the vehicle is understood to have fled the scene.

Police have stopped traffic and congestion is building.

A police spokeswoman said: “At around 12.40pm we received a report of a car in the middle of Ribbleton Avenue that was thought to have been involved in a collision. The driver left the scene but reported it to us a short time later. There are no injuries and no other cars involved.”

A 36-year-old man has since been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

Preston Bus has diverted its Number 8 service while the collision is cleared. It was diverted via New Hall Lane.

The road has now reopened to traffic.

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