Updated: Five hurt as two-car crash closes port road

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​A busy​ Fleetwood​ road ​was closed tonight​, causing major traffic delays, after a crash in which a driver was cut free from his car.

​Dock Street was closed in both directions between Station Road and Denham Way.

Police said the accident at around 5pm had caused ​queuing traffic between the Freeport roundabout and the Fisherman’s Friend roundabout in particular.

The call for firefighter assistance to rescue a casualty trapped in one of two cars that had collided came from paramedics mobilised to the incident.

Two fire engines and crews, from Fleetwood and Bispham, responded.

Firefighters used hydraulic and battery-powered equipment to release the trapped casualty and he was taken to hospital by one of two ambulances and crews sent to administer to a total of five casualties.

Earlier, Blackpool Transport tweeted that the 17.23 service from Fleetwood ferry would not be running owing to “an incident” .