Taxi hits tree after skidding on black ice in Chorley

A taxi has crashed into a tree after hitting black ice on a sharp bend in Chorley today (December 31).

Thursday, 31st December 2020, 12:27 pm
Updated Thursday, 31st December 2020, 12:29 pm

The driver and his passenger escaped the wreck without injury after the car skidded into a patch of woods at the junction of Collingwood Street and Stansted Road at around 10am.

It is the second car to lose control on the same icy bend today, after another car skidded on black ice earlier this morning.

A yellow weather warning for snow and ice remains in place for Chorley and the wider Lancashire area this afternoon.

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A taxi carrying a passenger has skidded off the road and into a woods after hitting ice in Collingwood Street, Chorley this morning. Pic: Google

Max temperatures of around 1° are expected until 4pm, when temperatures are set to dip below freezing with lows of around -2° forecast for the rest of the day.

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