Car smashes into chemist in New Hall Lane Preston

A key route through Preston is blocked following a crash.
A key route through Preston is blocked following a crash.
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One of Preston's busiest roads was blocked when a car smashed into a chemist this afternoon.

The driver of a silver car had crashed through the glass front of the shop at around 11:50am.

Paramedics are understood to have attended to an older woman driver at the scene in New Hall Lane after the collision between the car and a taxi.

Preston police shut the road to motorists at the junction with Acregate Lane following the crash.

It caused traffic problems in the area but was opened a short time later.

No one is thought to be seriously injured.

A traffic light, recently installed in the road, was flattened in the incident.