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Driver arrested and passenger in hospital after speed camera car crash

Posted on - 2nd October, 2018 - 8:54am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Grimsargh, Preston News
What remains of the speed camera in Longridge Road Pic: Stephen Melling
What remains of the speed camera in Longridge Road Pic: Stephen Melling

A man remains in hospital after a car he was a passenger in hit a speed camera in Grimsargh.

Preston Police are appealing for witnesses after the late-night crash in Longridge Road.

Around 11pm on Monday (1 October) a Peugeot 207 left the road and collided with a fixed speed camera.

The front seat passenger, a 32-year-old man from Preston, suffered serious injuries and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital. He remains in a serious condition but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Read more: Roadworks in Grimsargh and Longridge causing rush-hour delays

Police arrested the driver of the car, a 32-year-old man from Preston, after he made off from the vehicle. He remains in custody and was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

The speed camera in Longridge Road Pic: Stephen Melling
The speed camera in Longridge Road Pic: Stephen Melling

Sergeant Oliver Jones said: “This collision left a man with serious injuries and I would appeal for anyone with information to contact us.”

Police can be contacted on 101 quoting log number 1569 of October 1st.

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