Road reopens following A59 smash

The air ambulance attended the A59 smash.

The air ambulance attended the A59 smash.

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The A59 has just reopened following a crash involving four people near the McDonald’s restaurant roundabout.

Police officers, paramedics and firefighters were called to the scene at around 10-15am and the A59 was closed from its junction with Whalley Road while the vehicles were recovered.

It is believed one of the two cars involved in the accident, a Toyota Yaris and a BMW 318, fell into a ditch beside the roadside. Firefighters were called to rescue people from inside the vehicle.

An air ambulance spokesman said: “Two males and two females, all middle-aged, suffered suspected minor injuries and were taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital via a land ambulance.

“The air ambulance was in attendance and assisted the emergency teams.”