Two speeding cars involved in A666 St Peter's Way accident, police say
TWO speeding drivers, who fled the scene, were involved in a crash that caused chaos in St Peter's Way on Saturday afternoon, police believe.
A heavily pregnant woman was taken to hospital after her car overturned on the A666 St Peter’s Way, close to the junction of Blackbank Street and Blackburn Road.
The woman, who is thought to be in her 30s and was 38 weeks pregnant, had to be rescued from the Ford Fiesta after it crashed, but is not thought to have been hurt.
The accident happened just after 1pm on Saturday, and the woman, along with another woman who had been travelling in the car, were taken to hospital. It is not known who was driving.
A police spokesman said investigations were being carried out into the cause of the crash.
He added: “The pregnant lady, from Prestwich, has been seen and there are no issues for her or the baby.”
The air ambulance was called to the scene but was not needed and the pair were treated by paramedics before being taken to hospital by ambulance.
A fire service spokesman said: “There was a pregnant lady and another lady in the car.
“It did not look like they were badly injured but, obviously, there would be concern over the baby.
“We just assisted the paramedics, nobody was trapped. They were both put on long boards and taken to hospital.
“The helicopter was on scene but did not have to be used.”
The A666 Blackburn Road outbound was closed for almost four and a half hours.
The incident caused delays for motorists on St Peter's Way, Blackburn Road and surrounding routes before the road reopened just before 5.30pm.
Anyone with information can call police on 101.
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