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Kirkham man in hospital after car hits tree near Wesham

Posted on - 22nd December, 2023 - 2:13pm | Author - | Posted in - Fylde News, Kirkham, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Emergency services were called to Fleetwood Road on Tuesday afternoon Pic: Google

A man in his 20s is in hospital in a ‘serious but stable’ condition after a car he was a passenger in crashed into a tree.

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Fylde Police were called to the crash involving a Mercedes C220 at 4.50pm on Tuesday (21 December).

The driver, a 25-year-old man from Newton, crashed in Fleetwood Road near Wesham.

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Police say he has now been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, being in charge of a vehicle while unfit through drink or drugs, aggravated vehicle taking and driving with excess alcohol and drugs.”

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Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service sent crews from Blackpool, South Shore and Wesham to the scene and used tools to release the passenger, from Kirkham, from the vehicle. They were on the scene for around two hours.

Sergeant Tom Malley of Lancashire’s Road Policing Unit said: “This collision has left a man seriously injured and we are working to establish exactly what caused it, our thought are very much with him and his family at this time. Although we have made an arrest our enquiries are very much ongoing.

“I would ask anybody who saw the vehicle or has CCTV/dashcam which captures it in the minutes before the collision to contact the police as soon as possible.”

Anyone who witnessed the crash or may have dashcam footage can email sciu@lancashire.police.uk or call 101 quoting log 969 of 20 December 2023.

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