Baby among seven injured in A59 three-car smash

Parish Priest at St Michael and St John's RC Church Monsignor John Corcoran opens to gates for the North West Air Ambulance. Photo by Jonathan Haworth. (s)

Parish Priest at St Michael and St John's RC Church Monsignor John Corcoran opens to gates for the North West Air Ambulance. Photo by Jonathan Haworth. (s)

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A six-month-old baby was involved in a three car collision on the A59 on Saturday.

The North West Air Ambulance had been responding to a medical emergency involving an 80-year-old woman at just after 1-30 pm. They landed on St Michael and St John’s RC Primary School’s playing field, but following the decision to take the patient to hospital by the road ambulance, the air ambulance then responded to the three car collision which happened just before the McDonald’s roundabout on the A59 at around 2-10 pm.

A total of seven casualties, plus the 6 month-old-baby, were reported at the scene and a 24-year-old female was subsequently taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital by road ambulance. None of the casualties were seriously injured.

The photo, by local resident Jonathan Haworth, shows the parish priest at St Michael and St John’s RC Church Monsignor John Corcoran opening the gates for the North West Air Ambulance paramedics. (s)