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Driver critically ill after Accrington collision

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Published by at 8:23am 6th December 2018

A driver's suffered serious head injuries after the car he was in crashed on the A56 at Accrington yesterday afternoon.

Police were called at around 4pm to the report that a white BMW 335 saloon had collided with a barrier on the road before overturning.

The driver, a 37 year-old man from Accrington, was trapped in the vehicle.

He suffered serious head injuries and was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

The passenger, a 25 year-old local woman, suffered minor injuries.

She was taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital for treatment.

The road was closed for five hours for collision investigation work.

Sergeant Andy Ainsworth said:

"A man has suffered serious injuries and my thoughts are with him and his family at this difficult time.
"My team are working to establish exactly what happened and I urge anybody who saw the collision and has not already spoken to us to make contact."

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