Man cut from van after crashing into tree in Penwortham

Liverpool Road, Penwortham
Liverpool Road, Penwortham
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A man had to be cut from his car after driving into a tree.

Lancashire Police and fire service attended the crash at around 6.37am on Liverpool Road in Penwortham.

A spokesman for the fire service said: "When we arrived we were asked to extricate a male from his white van.

"He had driven into a tree and the van was quite badly damaged.

"We handed him over to the ambulance crews which arrived after us."

Force incident manager for Lancashire Police, KIm Sturgess said: "The contents in the back of the van shot forward in the crash trapping the man.

"He is currently unconcious at Royal Preston Hospital."