Rush-hour crash blocks by­pass

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COM­MUTERS be­tween South­port and Liver­pool suf­fered hour-long de­lays af­ter a rush hour crash on Fri­day morn­ing.

Emer­gency ser­vices closed the south­bound lane of the Formby By­pass when a Hyundai and a Ford Mon­deo col­lided at about 7.50am.

Glass and de­bris were scat­tered across the road and both cars sus­tained heavy dam­age af­ter the Ford hit the back of the Hyundai, which was a pri­vate hire ve­hi­cle.

Traf­fic prob­lems were wors­ened when a dou­ble decker bus broke down along a di­ver­sion route set up dur­ing the road clo­sure.

A North West Am­bu­lance Ser­vice spokesman said that one per­son was taken to South­port Hospi­tal but was not be­lieved to have suf­fered se­ri­ous in­juries.

AN­DREW TEEBAY

Po­lice at the scene on the Formby By­pass

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