'Catastrophic' crash after driver falls asleep at the wheel

A driver who fell asleep at the wheel caused a crash described as "catastrophic" by police.

Saturday, 22nd April 2017, 9:27 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:44 pm
Crash on London Road, Preston.

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."

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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."