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Serious crash shuts Preston Road at Grimsargh

Posted on - 30th April, 2024 - 7:03pm | Author - | Posted in - Grimsargh, Longridge, Preston News, Ribbleton, Roads, Transport
Emergency services in Preston Road, Grimsargh Pic: Blog Preston

Emergency services were scrambled to a serious crash in Grimsargh.

Preston Road was shut in both directions by Preston Police.

The crash took place around 6.45pm on Tuesday (30 April). Police have now confirmed a man in his 60s, died in the crash.

Read more: Four months of intermittent closures expected for Grimsargh bridge widening work

Emergency services in Preston Road Pic: Blog Preston

The air ambulance landed near St Michael’s Church. It was seen departing around 8pm.

The air ambulance seen over Grimsargh Pic: Blog Preston

Eyewitnesses reported seeing paramedics giving CPR in the road.

Traffic was being diverted via Whittingham Lane. Preston Road remained closed until around 11.30pm on Tuesday evening.

A police spokesperson said: “We are at the scene of a road closure on Preston Road, Grimsargh.

“The road is closed in both directions between the roundabout on Longridge Road at Red Scar to the junction with Ribblesdale Road. This is due to a road traffic collision.”

Blog Preston understands the bus stop, near St Michael’s Church, has been destroyed by the crash.

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