Main road shut after driver rolls car onto its roof

Red Bank Road in Bispham
Red Bank Road in Bispham

Red Bank Road in Bispham was closed for more than an hour last night after a motorist rolled his car onto its roof.

The man escaped with minor injuries, although his silver Renault Clio and a parked black Nissan Micra were both damaged in the crash, which happened at around 6.40pm, police said.

Police closed the road until 7.55pm while recovery trucks attended and the scene was cleared.

“The driver was out of his vehicle and did not need to be cut out or rescued,” a police spokeswoman said.

However, firefighters were called out to ‘ensure there were no remaining hazards in respect of fire, fuel or oil spillages, or debris’.

Nobody was arrested in the crash’s immediate aftermath.

An investigation into how the accident happened is underway.