'Catastrophic' crash after driver falls asleep at the wheel

Crash on London Road, Preston.
Crash on London Road, Preston.
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A driver who fell asleep at the wheel caused a crash described as "catastrophic" by police.

The incident on London Road, Preston, outside the Ashbridge on Ribble Nursery, was involving a white van and saw police and fire crews attend.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: "The van had been driving down London Road when the driver fell asleep.

"There were no other cars involved and luckily no injuries."

Police say they were called to the incident at 5.49am this morning.

Lancs Road Police put on a message on Twitter to say: "Driver fell asleep at the wheel with fairly catastrophic results. Thankfully nobody injured. Driver reported for offences."