10-month-old baby rescued from car crash at busy junction

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Residents on a busy Chorley roundabout are calling for safety measures after a 10-month old baby was rescued from an accident involving a white Ford Transit van and a blue Ford C-Mex Zetec car.

The emergency services raced to an incident at the junction of Preston Road, Whittle-le-Woods and the traffic lights on the Hartwood roundabout on April 29.

One of the locals John Wollage, 60, says it is a nightmare trying to pull out of his property and onto Preston Road.

“I have seen a few shunts and near-misses on the road,” he added.

“There was a white van and three or four police cars blocking the road and I saw a woman carrying a child into the ambulance.

“It looked as if it was a toddler so I was really concerned about it.

“I am surprised there has not been a serious accident on the roundabout.”

Traffic was backed up to the Sea View pub for about half-an-hour while police cleared the scene.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: “We were called to an incident at 3.10pm near the Hartwood roundabout where it appeared a white van had collided with the rear of another car.

“The road was partially blocked for a short period of time.”