Blackburn road reopened after car overturns

A busy Blackburn road was closed in both directions as emergency services dealt with a road traffic collision. A car had overturned on Buncer Lane this evening (Sunday 21 November) with traffic being diverted on to Higher Witton Road and Wensley Road. The grey Peugeot SUV is believed to have been heading down Buncer Lane towards Preston Old Road.

One person had been taken to hospital. A recovery truck was on site at 6.45pm moving the vehicle from the footpath.

The road has now reopened. An elderly driver was assisted by residents. A woman who at the scene said two dogs were in the vehicle.

One dog – a Chiwawa – had gone missing and run away following the collision.

Anyone with information should call Blackburn Police.