Three taken to Royal Preston Hospital after tree collision in Padiham

Police are appealing for information after three men were injured - two seriously - following a collision in Padiham.

Saturday, 30th September 2017, 9:20 am
Updated Wednesday, 4th October 2017, 3:25 pm
Police are looking for any information members of the public may have in connection to the collision.

Police were called around 9.40pm yesterday (September 29) following reports of an accident in Slade Lane, close to the junction with Adamson Street.

A Seat Leon car travelling from the direction of Church Street had left the carriageway, colliding with a tree.

The driver of the vehicle, a 24-year-old man, suffered a significant head injury and is currently in a critical condition.

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A 27-year-old man suffered neck, head and shoulder injuries and is in a serious condition. A second passenger, aged 30, suffered injuries to his pelvis and ribs.

Two fire engines from Padiham and Burnley attended the scene at 9:54pm, where firefighters used hydraulic equipment to rescue those trapped in the car. All the men were taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.

The road was closed for four and a half hours while accident investigators attended the scene.

Police are now appealing for witnesses. Temp Sgt Lee Harris, of Lancashire Police's Roads Policing Unit, said: "We are appealing for information following a serious road traffic collision in Padiham.

"Three men have been injured and we want to establish exactly what happened.

"If you saw the vehicle before the collision, or witnessed the incident, please contact us."

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log reference 1470 of September 29.