Firefighters rescue driver from overturned car in Warton

Lytham Road in Warton has been closed in both directions after a car overturned near the Land Registry office at around 10.45am.
Lytham Road in Warton has been closed in both directions after a car overturned near the Land Registry office at around 10.45am.
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A car has overturned in Warton, trapping its elderly driver inside.

The accident happened in Lytham Road (A584), near the Land Registry office, at around 10.14am (September 24).

Firefighters have rescued the man, believed to be aged his 80s, and he has been taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital by land ambulance.

North West Ambulance Service said his injuries are not serious and he was "conscious and speaking" from inside the overturned vehicle.

An air ambulance was mobilised and landed near the scene, but its crew were stood down after it was established that the driver was not seriously hurt.

Police closed Lytham Road in both directions and continue to direct all traffic down Lodge Lane.

A police spokesman said: "A car has overturned close to the Land Registry. It is a minor injury collision but it is causing some significant traffic issues in the area while recovery takes place and highways attend.

It has led to heavy congestion between West End Lane and Lytham Golf Academy, affecting traffic between Warton and Saltcotes.

Motorists heading east on Lytham Road are being diverted down Lodge Lane and Carr Lane, before rejoining Lytham Road near the junction at Warton Aerodrome.