Morecambe pensioner seriously hurt as three people rescued from overturned car

A woman in her 80s suffered serious injuries in a crash on Morecambe’s Coastal Road.

The pensioner was a passenger in a VW Tiguan which smashed into a parked car before flipping onto its side on Thursday morning.

Emergency services were sent to the scene at around 9am, with police, paramedics and six fire engines all in attendance. Three people were rescued from the car by firefighters.

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The woman was rushed to the hospital with serious chest and internal injuries, first being taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary and then to the Royal Preston Hospital. The driver and a second passenger suffered minor injuries.

The road was closed for around three hours while emergency services attended the scene and police are now appealing for witnesses and dashboard mounted camera footage.

Anyone with information, or dashcam footage showing the collision, can contact police on 101 or email [email protected] quoting log 0349 of August 4.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said: “At 09:02 on 04 August, two fire engines from Morecambe and Bolton-le-Sands attended a road traffic collision on Coastal Road, Morecambe. The incident involved two vehicles.

“Three casualties were released from their vehicle by crews before being placed in the care of North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) paramedics. Firefighters used Holmatro cutting and spreading equipment, struts, and a first aid kit at this incident.

“They then worked to make the scene safe and remained in attendance for around an hour.”

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