Two cut from wreckage and arrested after car crashes in country lane

TWO youths had to be cut free from the wreckage of a car after it crashed into a wall on a country road.

The accident happened on Cow Hill in Grimsargh, at 1.30pm on Sunday, close to the spot where young father James Gerrard lost his life in a car crash in June.

Police were alerted after residents rang to say a vehicle had crashed into a wall outside their homes.

Emergency crews worked at the scene to free the 19-year-old driver and his 17-year-old passenger from the blue Nissan Micra.

Both were taken to the Royal Preston Hospital by ambulance.

The driver suffered internal injuries while the passenger suffered a broken leg and possible pelvic damage.

Police say their injuries are serious but not life threatening.

A police spokesman said: "After the occupants were recovered from the vehicle they were both arrested on suspicion of unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and taken to the Royal Preston Hospital for treatment and de-arrested into the care of the hospital as a result of their injuries.

"They will be re-arrested once they have finished their treatment in hospital."