UPDATED: Two men killed and one in hospital after road crash

Police road block on Lea Lane
Police road block on Lea Lane
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Two men have been killed and another man had to be airlifted to hospital after a crash on a country lane.

Only one car was involved in the collision on Lea Road, Lea, Preston, at around 4pm yesterday.

It is understood all those involved were young men, though they have not yet been named.

A Lancashire police spokesman said: “On arrival at the scene it was confirmed that there were two fatalities and a third person was taken to Royal Preston Hospital with what is described as serious injuries.”

The injured man, 23, suffered a fracture to his thigh.

The accident occurred near to the junction where the road leading to Brylea Carvan Park meets Lea Lane.

Park owner Mrs Hayton said she did not witness the accident and only realised what had happened when she saw an air ambulance.

She said: “I heard some sirens but from our house you can’t see the end of the lane.

“I only really realised something was going on when the air ambulance arrived.”

The police closed the road for a number of hours while they investigated the accident.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue also attended the scene.

A spokesman said last night: “One car was involved in the accident.

“The police are investigating and we will be removing the vehicle.”

Ian Montgomery, manager of nearby pub the Saddle Inn on Sidgreaves Lane, told of his shock.

He said: “I’ve never seen anything like it round here before.

“There were more than 12 police cars, at least three ambulances and the fire service attended too.”

And Mr Montgomery praised the police for their swift response.

“The police have really taken care of it all. They were here really quickly, they have done well. The roads down here are bad.”

Lea Coun Christine Abram said: “My sympathies are with the families.”

Call Lancashire police on 101.