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Police officer in hospital after crash in Chorley amid reports of brawl – live

Written by on July 13, 2020

A police officer has been taken to hospital after a serious crash with another vehicle in Chorley.

Emergency services were called to Pall Mall at 6.15pm this evening (July 13) following reports of a collision at the junction with Duke Street.

Lancashire Police have confirmed that the officer was heading to an separate incident in Chorley when the collision occurred however no details have been released.

An eyewitness told LancsLive that there were reports of gangs of youths fighting in the area.

The police officer was taken to hospital for treatment and his injuries are said to be not life threatening.

The driver of the other vehicle also suffered minor injuries and has been taken to hospital for a check up.

Lancashire Constabulary have closed Pall Mall for investigation works and said the road is ‘likely to be closed for some time’.

Motorists are being advised to avoid the area.

A Lancashire Conbstabulary spokesperson said: “We were called at 6.15pm to reports of a collision between a police vehicle and another vehicle on Pall Mall.

“The police vehicle was travelling along Pall Mall towards Moor Road when it was involved in a collision with another vehicle at the junction with Duke Street.

“The driver and sole occupant of the police car, a male officer, was taken to hospital via ambulance.

“His injuries are not life threatening.

“The other driver has also been taken to hospital for check up for minor injuries.

“The road at the moment remains closed and enquiries are ongoing.

“Anyone with information or witnesses should call police on 101 quoting log number 1094 of July 13.

Chorley Police posted on Facebook said: “We are currently investigating a road traffic collision on Pall Mall, Chorley and the road is likely to be closed for some time, please avoid the area.”

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