Man taken to hospital after crash closes Preston Road A6 in Whittle-le-Woods for 5 hours

Police closed Preston Road (A6) between School Brow and Dawson Lane in Whittle-le-Woods for five hours after a serious crash at around 1am this morning (February 18) Police closed Preston Road A6, between School Brow and Dawson Lane, after a crash shortly before 1am. North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) said a man has been taken to hospital with an arm injury.

An NWAS spokesman said: "We were called to reports of a traffic accident in Preston Road at 00.57am. "We attended with an ambulance and a rapid response unit.

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"One casualty, a male, has been taken to Royal Preston Hospital with an arm injury. "No other injuries were reported."

It is not known how many vehicles were involved at this stage. The ambulance service said it could not comment further due to it being a "police incident". The road remained closed for more than five hours before reopening at around 6am.

This morning, at the Dawson Lane/Preston Road junction, vehicle outline paint markers could be seen on the road.

Lancashire Police has been approached for comment.

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