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Wreckage strewn across the road after vehicle smashes into house

Wreckage strewn across the road after vehicle smashes into house <i>(Image: MB)</i>
Wreckage strewn across the road after vehicle smashes into house (Image: MB)

Wreckage could be seen strewn across the road following a crash in Tockholes today.

The collision happened in Tockholes Road earlier this afternoon (Thursday, Febraury 2).

Police and emergency vehicles were at the scene and the road was closed in both directions.

The crash occurred close to the junction with Old School Lane.

Three people were believed to be in the vehicle, a grey Ford Fiesta, and two were taken to hospital. The driver is believed to have made off from the scene, according to witnesses.

The Fiesta had crashed into the side of a house and into a parked green Volkswagen Polo which was rammed into the front garden of another property.

Lancashire Telegraph:
Lancashire Telegraph:

The road was closed in both directions

Lancashire Telegraph:
Lancashire Telegraph:

A resident, who lives approximately 15 yards from where the incident happened, says he heard a “loud crash” and saw a neighbour running past before he followed and ran outside.

He said: “This road is absolutely horrendous for people speeding. It’s a blind bend with no signage and people regularly drive in excess of 50mph.

"Obviously with it being a horse loving village, it could have easily been a horse with nowhere to go which would've been a fatality.

"If it was a car coming down the road, there would’ve been a head on collision. There’s lots of children and walkers round here so it’s very lucky it wasn’t worse.

“Fortunately, the driver had a seatbelt on, but he forced his driver door open, got up and walked off.

"He wouldn’t even stay against our advice, so I don’t know about injuries. The police have had a helicopter out just recently.

“We’ve asked the council and various authorities to do something about it because to not even have a sign to say there’s a blind bend is dangerous. Speeding is the main factor.”

A police spokesperson said: “We currently dealing with a road traffic collision on Tockholes Road. The road is currently closed from the junction at Old School Lane.

“We will provide an update once cleared and thank you in advance for your patience.”

Lancashire Telegraph:
Lancashire Telegraph:

Police remain at the scene and the road is still blocked off. Fire crews could also be seen at the scene helping to deal with the wreckage.

The search for the driver is still ongoing.

Lancashire Police have been asked for further comment.