Suspected drink driver arrested and taken to hospital after Bamber Bridge crash

A suspected drink driver has been arrested after he crashed into a parked car in a quiet Bamber Bridge cul-de-sac at the weekend.

Monday, 21st June 2021, 9:44 am
Updated Monday, 21st June 2021, 9:46 am

Startled residents in Edward Street ran out of their homes at around 8.45pm on Saturday (June 19) after hearing a "massive bang", and found a scene of carnage on a neighbour's driveway.

A white Volkswagen Golf had mounted the pavement and smashed into the back of a Ford Fiesta parked on the driveway, causing extensive damage to both cars.

Neighbours say they believe the driver had been trying to drive through a ginnel between the homes, which leads to Havelock Park, but had lost control and crashed.

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Startled residents in Edward Street ran out of their homes on Saturday night (June 19) after hearing a "massive bang", and found a scene of carnage on a neighbour's driveway. Pic: Shane King
Startled residents in Edward Street ran out of their homes on Saturday night (June 19) after hearing a "massive bang", and found a scene of carnage on a neighbour's driveway. Pic: Shane King

They said they saw a man "staggering up the road covered in blood" before police arrived at the scene.

Officers later found a man, who they believe to be the driver, at a house party nearby. He was arrested on suspicion of drink driving but was taken to Royal Preston Hospital with a head injury.

A police spokesman said: "It looks like a car has collided with two other stationery cars. One of the cars has ended up in a nearby garden as a result.

"A man believed to be the driver was arrested at a nearby property on suspicion of drink driving but was taken to hospital with a suspected head injury."

On the driveway, a white Volkswagen Golf had mounted the pavement and smashed into the back of a Ford Fiesta, causing extensive damage to both cars. Pic: Shane King

No pedestrians were injured, but a woman had reportedly been walking her dog down the ginnel at the time.

One neighbour said: "There was a poor woman coming down the alley with her dog, he missed her by about a metre. She was very lucky."

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Neighbours say they believe the driver had been trying to drive through a ginnel between the homes in Edward Street, which leads to Havelock Park, but had lost control and crashed. Pic: Shane King
Eyewitnesses said they saw a man "staggering up the road covered in blood" after the crash but before police arrived at the scene. Pic: Shane King