Driver caught going over double the speed limit just hours after serious crash

Posted on - 19th April, 2017 - 10:39am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Penwortham, Preston Locations, Preston News, Ribbleton
Driver caught travelling at 77mph along Blackpool Road. Credit: LancsRoadPolice

A driver was caught travelling over double the speed limit just hours after a serious incident on the same road.


The car was moving at 77mph along Blackpool Road, which is a 30mph zone, at approximately 11.39pm on Tuesday (April 18).

Blackpool Road had earlier been closed following a serious incident that saw one driver freed from their vehicle using hydraulic cutting equipment.

Lancashire Road Police had a busy night as they also caught a driver speeding in Penwortham.

More: Long delays after collision at New Hall Lane and Blackpool Road

The vehicle was travelling at 90mph along Golden Way, which is a 50mph zone, at approximately 10.11pm.

Both drivers have been summonsed to court for driving offences, say police.

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