Drivers badly injured in two crashes on same road
A MAJOR road was closed twice in the space of 13 hours as drivers were badly hurt in crashes.
Emergency services first attended Causeway Lane (A59) in Rufford on Friday when a car and lorry collided.
A man in his 40s suffered a suspected medical episode and a spokesman for North West Ambulance Service confirmed that he was taken to hospital for treatment.
Early the next morning, another driver was taken to hospital after a Volkswagen Golf was flipped onto its roof.
The crash occurred further along the A59 and saw the driver sustain back injuries which required hospital treatment.
The woman, in her 60s, is understood to take the journey regularly at that time of day and was not speeding when the crash occurred.
No other vehicles were involved in that collision.
On Sunday morning, police, fire and ambulance services were all called when a car crashed into an electricity pole in Ormskirk.
The car hit the pole in Lyelake Lane, near Warbreck Garden Centre, causing significant damage.
Paramedics attended to the driver at the scene and hospital treatment was not needed.
The VW Golf was flipped onto its roof in the crash in Rufford
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