Elderly man taken to hospital after tree traps car

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An elderly driver has been taken to hospital with head injuries after a huge tree fell on to his car.

A man aged in his 70s was trapped in his blue Ford Mondeo after driving in Stanifield Lane, Farington.

A huge tree has fallen on to a car in Stanifield Lane, Farington

A huge tree has fallen on to a car in Stanifield Lane, Farington

The ambulance service was called at 12.50pm today (Tuesday), and sent a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance and advanced paramedics.

Fire crews and police also attended the scene, and used hydraulic cutting equipment to free the man, who was then taken to Royal Preston Hospital by ambulance.

He is suffering from a head injury and lower back pain, but it is not known how serious his condition is.

Lancashire County Council workers have been on site this afternoon to clear the road so it can reopen.

If you have any photos of the incident or details about the driver, please contact Kay Taylor on 01257 264911 or email kay.taylor@lep.co.uk