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Car smashed into lamppost in serious London Way crash

Posted on - 4th December, 2023 - 8:01am | Author - | Posted in - Bamber Bridge, Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News, Roads, South Ribble News, Walton-le-Dale
A collision on London Way last night
A collision on London Way last night

A driver was taken to hospital after a collision with a lamppost saw a vehicle sustain serious damage.

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The crash, reported by police at around 10.45pm last night (December 3), happened on London Way between Walton-le-Dale, Bamber Bridge and Lostock Hall. The driver of the vehicle provided a sample to police that was over double the drink drive limit.

The driver sustained minor injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

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A spokesperson for police said: “There was a road traffic collision on London Way, Preston. Vehicle collides with a lamp post before coming to rest in the carriageway.

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“Driver provides a sample which is double the drink drive limit. He suffered minor injuries which will require treatment. A hospital blood alcohol procedure will be undertaken.”

Police have been targeting drink and drug drivers in the run up to Christmas as part of OpLimit.

This weekend saw a checkpoint set up close to Chorley to test drivers at the roadside, as well as an incident near Longridge on Sunday afternoon (December 3). In that incident, a vehicle with two people inside had been driven into a hedge. Both drivers were three times over the limit, but neither would admit to driving, police said.

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