Penwortham road closed after crash

Cop Lane, PenworthamCop Lane, Penwortham
Cop Lane, Penwortham
Motorists have been urged to avoid an area of Penwortham this afternoon after a collision.

Cop Lane was closed both ways between The Grove and the A59 Liverpool Road after a collision involving two vehicles and a bus.

The road has been closed since around 3pm today (Thursday).

Diversions are in operation and bus service 3 is affected.

A Lancashire Police spokesperson said: "We were called at 2.40pm after a collision involving two vehicles and a bus.

"The vehicles are a BMW and a Toyota Yaris.

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"One person has suffered minor injuries. It is believed they were in the BMW."

A nearby resident said: "My wife heard the smash as we only live a few doors down the road from where it happened.

"Lots of smoke too."

The AA said traffic was "coping well".


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