Woman cut from car after bypass smash

The crash outside Chorley bus station in which a woman had to be cut from her car.
The crash outside Chorley bus station in which a woman had to be cut from her car.
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A driver had to be cut out of her car after a smash on a busy town centre road.

The Chorley bypass was closed for more than one hour following the incident.

Two fire crews from Chorley Fire Station, a total of 10 full and retained firefighters, two police cars and one ambulance attended.

The incident, which involved three cars happened on the west bound carriageway of the bypass, in between the bus interchange and train station.

The driver of a silver Ford Fiesta was cut from her vehicle.

Steve Snape, station commander at Chorley Fire Station, said: “A lady was complaining with neck and back pain, after we consulted with the paramedics, we decided to cut the roof off and feed a stretcher down the back of her, that ensured the least amount of pressure on her back.”

The woman was taken to Royal Preston Hospital where her injuries will be assessed.

A spokesperson from Lancashire Police added: “Three vehicles were involved in the incident, we are treating it as a minor injury road traffic collision.”

Anybody with any information should call 101.