Traffic jam after crash on main road

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A section of Preston New Road, close to the roundabout in Freckleton, was closed following a car crash at around 7.40am today.

A woman was trapped in her blue BMW 118D and needed to be cut out after hitting a pillar and leaving the road, a police spokesman said.

She was released by firefighters and treated for minor injuries.

Traffic heading towards Preston was affected, with drivers advised to take an alternative route.