Severe car accident outside University

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An accident between two vehicles has closed the A6 heading towards Preston. The cause of the accident is currently unknown. A man in his 60s has been airlifted to Royal Preston Hospital with serious leg injuries – the extent of the injuries suffered by the two members of the other vehicle involved is also unknown.

Those concerned should visit the BBC traffic updates page for more information.

Eyewitnesses have reported helicopters landing near Cartmel and on the sports pitches towards the entrance to the University.

The University has sent an email to all staff which reads “Following the traffic incident located on the A6 south of Green Lane, it is advisable for staff heading north by car into Lancaster to leave campus using the Bigforth Drive exit. Staff travelling south are advised to use the exit at Alexandra Park. Please be aware that the incident could also affect bus services.”

LA1TV reported from the scene of the accident: https://www.la1tv.co.uk/player/142/432

SCAN will report more on this story as it develops. 

Ollie Orton

SCAN Editor 2015-2016

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