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Emergency services shut London Road at Walton-le-Dale due to crash

Posted on - 23rd April, 2021 - 5:02pm | Author - | Posted in - Lancashire Police, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Roads, South Ribble News, Transport, Walton-le-Dale
The crash has happened on London Road, near the Capitol Centre.
The crash has happened on London Road, near the Capitol Centre. Pic: Shane King.

A car and a van are understood to have been involved in a crash near the Capitol Centre in London Road.

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The incident recorded at approximately 4pm this afternoon, (April 23), with a car and a van involved.

The crash has happened on London Road (A6), near the Capitol Centre in Walton-le-Dale and the road is shut in both directions.

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Blog Preston understands the crash involves a police vehicle and a car but we are awaiting further comment from Lancashire Police.

Lancashire police gave us the following comment: “This is a BTP (British Transport Police) vehicle not one of ours, although we have attended.”

They confirmed the incident happened at approximately 4pm.

Damage to the British Transport Police van following the London Road crash Pic: Shane King
Damage to the British Transport Police van following the London Road crash Pic: Shane King

Lancashire Fire and Rescue have issued the following report on their website: “At 16:01 on 23rd April, two fire engine from Preston attended a road traffic collision on London Road, Preston. The incident involved one car and one van. One casualty was released from their vehicle by firefighters. Crews remain in attendance.”

The incident has occurred outside The Yew Tree pub. Pic: Shane King.

Have you seen the crash or do you have any information regarding the collision? Let us know.

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