Appeal for witnesses of Bluebell Way crash

Posted on - 3rd July, 2018 - 12:02pm | Author - | Posted in - Fulwood, Preston News, Ribbleton, Roads, Transport
The scene in Bluebell Way on Sunday morning Pic: Stephen Melling
The scene in Bluebell Way on Sunday morning Pic: Stephen Melling

Lancashire Police are calling for witnesses to come forward after a serious crash which landed one car on its roof.


A man was cut from his car on Red Scar industrial estate Sunday (1 July) morning.

Around 5.35am a Vauxhall Corsa car was travelling towards Grimsargh when it was involved in a collision close to the junction of Longridge Road and Bluebell Way.

The vehicle collided with the centre island of the roundabout, overturning and landing on its roof.

Preston Police closed off Bluebell Way and Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service were called to assist cutting the 29-year-old driver free.

Read more: There’s a man on the roof of the Continental pub

The driver, from Ribbleton, suffered serious head, back, chest and stomach injuries and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.

A 27-year-old man from Lea, a passenger in the car, suffered minor injuries.

The road was closed for more than four hours while accident investigators attended the scene.

Police are appealing for information and want to speak any witnesses, in particular a number of drivers who stopped at the scene.

Read more: Black Bull Lane reopened following crash

The roads were reopened by police shortly before 11.30am on Sunday.

Sergeant Phil Baxendale, of Lancashire Police, said: “We are appealing for information following a serious road traffic collision in Preston.

“The driver of the Vauxhall has suffered a number of serious injuries and we want to establish exactly what has happened.

“We understand a number of motorists stopped at the scene to help those involved. If this was you and you have yet to speak to police, please get in touch.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting log reference number 0392 of July 1

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