Garstang taxi driver in crash horror

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A TAXI driver from Garstang has been injured in a crash at Heysham.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after four men were injured in the collision on Sunday morning.

The incident happened just before 9am on the A589 Heysham Road outside Tesco close to Heysham Avenue.

A silver Renault Laguna, travelling towards Heysham Power Station, was involved in a head-on collision with a Maroon Citroen Picasso taxi travelling on the opposite side of the road towards Morecambe.

Both drivers were trapped in their cars and were cut free by Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service. The air ambulance attended the scene but the casualties were eventually taken to Royal Lancaster Infirmary by land ambulance.

The taxi driver, a 61 year old man from Garstang, suffered an open fracture to his left leg. His passenger, a 43-year-old man from New York was also injured.

The 38-year-old driver of the Laguna suffered head injuries and his 38-year-old passenger was the most seriously injured with a collapsed lung and broken ribs.

The road was closed for six hours whilst an investigation was carried out.

Sergeant Lee Campbell from the Force Road Policing Unit said: “An investigation is underway to establish the cause of the collision but I would appeal to anybody that witnessed the incident that has not yet spoken with police to come forward. I would also appeal to people that saw either car being driven prior to the collision.”

Anyone with any information should contact Lancashire Police on 08451 25 35 45.