Two arrested after car crashes into lamppost near Garstang

Two people were arrested after a car collided with a lamppost, blocking a road for around three hours.

Sunday, 6th January 2019, 8:03 am
Updated Wednesday, 9th January 2019, 12:24 pm
Police closed the road for around three hours

One person had to be cut free from the wreckage of the vehicle by firefighters.

Police say the car's occupants suffered only minor injuries in the collision near to the Churchtown Service Station near Garstang late last night.

The A586 had to be closed between the A6 at Churchtown and the village of St Michael's.

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Council staff were called in to remove the lamppost from the road and make the scene safe. The road was closed for around three hours while investigations went on.

Lancashire Road Police tweeted: "Two occupants were arrested as a result of the collision. Luckily only minor injuries."

A fire brigade spokesman added: " One casualty was extricated from the vehicle by crews. The casualty was left in the care of paramedics and conveyed to hospital."