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RTC A59 Rufford near Southport

The emergency services were called to the main A59 road between Tarleton and Rufford at approximately 8:00a this morning (Monday 25th February 2013) following reports of a RTC.

Four vehicles were involved in the accident. Fire-fighters released on person trapped in a vehicle.

One was taken by air ambulance to hospital

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man and a woman were injured in a four car road traffic collision in Tarleton this morning (Monday 25th February).

The collision took place at 8am on the A59 Liverpool Road at Tarleton, outside Old School Houses around half a mile prior to the traffic lights at the junction with Windgate.

A grey Nissan Qashqai has been travelling from Rufford towards Tarleton when it has been involved in a head on collision with a black Vauxhall Corsa travelling from Tarleton towards Rufford.

The female driver of the Corsa and a male passenger in the Qashqai were taken by ambulance to the Royal Preston Hospital. The man is being treated for suspected spinal injuries and the woman for whiplash and minor facial injuries.

A grey Nissan Almeria travelling behind the Corsa and a silver WV Passat travelling behind the Qashqai were also involved in the collision.

Sergeant James Power said: “This collision has taken place on a main road at rush hour so I would appeal to anybody that witnessed it to come forward and contact Lancashire Police on 101.”

The A59 was closed at the junction with A565 with traffic diverted through Croston whilst recovery took place.

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